The Communicable Diseases Policy Research Group (CDPRG) is a multidisciplinary team within the Department of Global Health & Development in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.The Group is based in Bangkok, Thailand, and conducts research across the SE Asia region, and beyond. It provides a focus of expertise on the diverse public health problems associated with communicable disease control internationally and carries out research that is in support of and for policy reform.

Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar between LSHTM and Myanmar partners 

From left to right, Prof. Nay Soe Maung (Rector, University of Public Health), Prof. Richard Coker (Head of CDPRG), Prof Pe Thet Khin (HE Union Minister for Health), Dr.Than Aung (Deputy Minister for Health), Dr. Than Zaw Myint (Director General, Department of Medical Science) and Dr. Than Win (Deputy Director General (Medical Care), Department of Health)   

Video on "Research in Cambodia and Indonesia protects the world from disease threats"

Interview with Dr. James Rudge about his team's research in Cambodia and Indonesia.

Video on "Influenza: Preparing for the next pandemic"

Tom Drake and Prof Richard Coker discuss pandemic influenza mitigation measures as they affect Southeast Asia, a region considered by many to be the front line of any future battle against the disease.


31 January 2014

Report entitled "Regional Mechanisms of Communicable Disease Control in Asia and Europe”, has been published by ASIA-EUROPE Foundation

Extracts from this report have previously been published in two articles under the following two titles: 
“Communicable diseases and governance: A tale of two regions”, by Marco Liverani, Piya Hanvoravongchai and Richard J. Coker (Global Public Health, 7(6), 574-87) and "Protecting Europe from diseases", by Marco Liverani and Richard J. Coker (Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, 37(6), 915-934).

The full report is available online here.

CDPRG Overview of Activities  download