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The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine launch the office of the Communicable Diseases Policy Research Group

 

 

April 29, 2009

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is Britain’s national school of public health and one of the world’s leading postgraduate research and education institutions. Part of the University of London, the London School is the largest institution of its kind in Europe with a remarkable depth and breadth of expertise encompassing many disciplines associated with public health. It is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK.

The Communicable Diseases Policy Research Group is a research group at LSHTM providing a focus of expertise on the diverse public health problems associated with communicable disease control internationally. The group focuses on multidisciplinary research and particularly strives to bridge the research-policy interface.

The group is particularly excited to launch their office in South-East Asia at a time when there is a strong regional focus in terms of communicable disease control, with the emergence of human H5N1 influenza cases and the potential threat of an emerging influenza pandemic and other emerging infectious diseases. Professor Richard Coker, Head of CDPRG, says ‘Through the new SE Asia office, I am delighted that we will be able to strengthen our collaborative research endeavours with partners in the region, support policy makers in developing evidence-based responses to current and emerging communicable disease challenges, and support research capacity development through a strengthening of LSHTM’s presence in the region.

The Faculty of Tropical Medicine at Mahidol University was founded in 1960 as one of the faculties of the University of Medical Sciences (presently Mahidol University). Its three main tasks include teaching, research for advanced knowledge in medical sciences, and medical services, with the emphasis on tropical diseases. Prof. Sasithon Pukrittayakamee, Deputy Dean for International Relations and Networking is keen to welcome the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – ‘We are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration in these important and exciting times, a collaboration that will build on the strengths of both institutions.

The office launch will be on the 29th April 2009 at 5.30pm at 8th Floor, Anek Prasong Building, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University.

 

Post Date : April 29, 2009

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