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.



30 March 2017

From World TB Day on Friday, 24th March 2017, Mishal Khan was live on Financial Times. The topic was "How can we end the tuberculosis epidemic?" Please view the full interview here.

Also there is an article on CNN on "What happens when health care is scarce and TB rates are high" which includes Mishal's and national teams' work in 2015 in Cambodia. Please visit the website here.

Health Policy and Planning special collection of articles on TB for World Tuberculosis Day 2017 which includes;  

Evidence to inform resource allocation for tuberculosis control in Myanmar: a systematic review based on the SYSRA framework. Mishal S KhanSara U Schwanke Khilji, Saw Saw, Richard J Coker.

Engaging for-profit providers in TB control: lessons learnt from initiatives in South Asia. Mishal S Khan, Solomon Salve, John DH Porter

Please visit the website here.