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.

Prof Richard Coker with Prof Vonthanak Saphonn, Rector of UHS, Cambodia. He is accepting a Memorandum of Understanding between UHS and LSHTM on behalf of Prof Peter Piot, Director of LSHTM. May 2015. 

Congratulations to Richard Coker who has received a confirmed letter from the Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, for his Adjunct Professor position. 

Prof Richard Coker's talk session "Challenges to TB Control: Lessons from the field"at Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University,  on 24 September 2014

Jointly organised by:

1. Communicable Diseases Policy Research Group (CDPRG), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

2. Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University 

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.



16 October 2017

The Health Policy and Planning supplement on tuberculosis has launched to coincide with The 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Mexico, 11-14 October 2017.

The supplement is on: Evidence to improve global tuberculosis control strategies: lessons from Southeast Asia

The six important studies are accompanied by:

1. An editorial by Bob Fryatt, Director - Health Finance & Governance Project, Abt Associates

2. A podcast with Prof Anthony Harries (who was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to work in TB in Africa) and Dr Mishal Khan (Lead author of the supplement):

3. A blog by Dr Chris Vickery on Navigating silos–reflections on 20 years of health policy advocacy and programme implementation in Southeast Asia.

Please find the press release here.