Communities of practice
Profiles & Interviews
TropIKA will provide readers with information about the aims and activities of key players in the war against tropical diseases.
13 January 2011
The author of the first chapter of TDR’s Global Report on R&D into the infectious diseases of poverty is Professor Xiao-Nong Zhou. He talks to TropIKA.net about how the course of schistosomiasis is being radically altered in his homeland, China.
17 December 2010
In the latest in our series of Global Report author profiles, Professor Siân Griffiths shares her insights into the ambitious healthcare reforms taking place today in China.
03 December 2010
TropIKA.net talks to Professor Yongyuth Yuthavong, another of the authors of TDR's forthcoming Global Report on research into the infectious diseases of poverty.
19 November 2010
In the latest in our series of profiles of authors contributing to TDR's forthcoming global report on research into the infectious diseases of poverty, a researcher gives insight as to how environment and a multiplicity of other factors exert an impact on human health.
04 November 2010
TropIKA.net talks with Dr Georgio Roscigno of the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, in the latest in our series of profiles of authors contributing to TDR's forthcoming Global Report on research into the infectious diseases of poverty.
13 October 2010
We continue our series of profiles of authors contributing to TDR's forthcoming Global Report for research on infectious diseases of poverty, with Dr Mushtaque Chowdhury of the Rockefeller Foundation.
29 September 2010
We begin our series of profiles of authors contributing to TDR"s forthcoming Global Report for research on infectious diseases of poverty, with Dr Enriqueta Bond, a medical research champion and former head of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
16 September 2010
TropIKA.net reports on new plans that will impact on the support the European Union gives to health research in the South.
20 August 2010
The latest funding call from the European Union offers new prospects for research on the infectious diseases of poverty, but the EU's approach still has its critics..
19 August 2010
Dr Guzman is Director of Research, Policy Cures.
18 August 2010
A look back at the remarkable contributions and enduring legacy of a global health warrior.
20 July 2010
TropIKA.net profiles BIOTEC, Thailand’s flagship biotechnology research institute, and talks to one of its researchers, Professor Yongyuth Yuthavong, who also happens to be its ex-director and creator.
28 June 2010
A TropIKA.net interview with the UN Foundation's Vice President for Global Health, Dan Carucci, focusing first on his work with the mHealth Alliance.
17 May 2010
An audacious plan to subsidize artemisinin combination therapies called the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm), gets under way this month. TropIKA.net talks to AMFm Director Dr Olusoji Adeyi about the scheme.
13 May 2010
An ambitious public health research and training project plans to reverse worrying health indicators in India.
07 May 2010
Viral immunologist, Professor Peter Ndumbe discusses 21st century approaches to health worker training in Africa.
01 April 2010
When an American schoolboy from Connecticut volunteers to compile parasitic disease case reports at his local government office, works on sleeping sickness as an undergraduate and begins research into a hookworm vaccine at the age of 21, it's perhaps unsurprising that 30 years later, he is walking the corridors of power in Washington DC.
22 March 2010
With a host of innovative trials of tuberculosis drugs on the horizon, the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development is poised for a busy 2010.
15 February 2010
TropIKA.net speaks to Dr Ikram Guizani about the SSI's recent achievements and future aims.
26 January 2010
Infectious disease modelling is a new and sometimes controversial discipline. TropIKA.net speaks to one of the leaders in the field - Professor Sir Roy Anderson.
07 January 2010
Dr Laurence Slutsker, chief of the malaria branch at the Centers for Disease Control, USA talks to TropIKA.net about CDC's major contributions to malaria research and describes its current work in evaluating potential new tools to fight the disease.
18 December 2009
Christine Moe tells TropIKA.net that sanitation remains a neglected area. She adds that, "I do get concerned about money and resources and effort going into vaccine development for diseases that I think would be better reduced by water and sanitation".
16 December 2009
"The real controversy relates to whether changes in climate have already had an impact on malaria transmission," says Dr Jonathan Cox, epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.
16 December 2009
The Sanaria PfSPZ malaria vaccine, until recently considered impossible, is entering Phase III trials
A TropIKA.net Q&A with Dr Stephen Hoffman, CEO of Sanaria, who is putting his considerable energies into scaling up production of this vaccine so it can be delivered to all who need it.
09 December 2009
"We have to treat schistosomiasis as an environmental problem," says Dr Justin Remais, Director of the Global Environmental Health Program at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, USA.
09 December 2009
A TropIKA.net Q&A with Professor Tony McMichael of Australia's National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health.
04 December 2009
We talk with one of Africa's most highly regarded epidemiologists, Fred Binka, Dean of the University of Ghana's School of Public Health.
30 November 2009
TropIKA.net talks to Kelly Chibale about the part he is playing in the search for new drugs for the infectious diseases of poverty.
03 November 2009
Professor Rose Gana Fomban Leke has spent most of her career looking at how malaria affects women. She speaks to TropIKA.net.
21 October 2009
Dr Louis Miller is best known for establishing why many West Africans do not suffer from vivax malaria. He talks to TropIKA.net about promising new avenues for malaria research.
30 September 2009
Epidemics in Africa's meningitis belt claim many thousands of lives but, till now, vaccines have been designed for strains of the disease found in other parts of the world.
08 September 2009
Jimmy Whitworth, head of international activities at the Wellcome Trust, tells TropIKA.net of plans to boost research capabilities in the South.
30 July 2009
Dr Awa-Marie Coll-Seck, executive director of the Rollback Malaria Partnership talks to TropIKA.net.
29 June 2009
TropIKA.net talks to one of the best known specialists in the infectious diseases of poverty, focusing on his major contributions to malaria research and his work against meningitis and pneumonia.
10 June 2009
Christopher Plowe of the University of Maryland, USA, talks to TropIKA.net about his work on molecular markers and on vaccine resistance.
03 June 2009
TropIKA.net interviews Professor Ogobara Doumbo of the Malaria Research Training Centre, Mali.
06 May 2009
We speak to Michael Gottlieb, head of the Grand Challenges project at the Foundation for the US National Institutes of Health.
23 Apr 2009
Professor Wen L Kilama talks to TropIKA.net about the work of the African Malaria Network Trust (AMANET).
29 Jan 2009
TropIKA.net interviews Larry Geiter and Charles Wells of Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
13 Jan 2009
TropIKA.net interviews Professor Alan Fairlamb CBE.
7 Dec 2008
As the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) begins its
annual meeting, TropIKA.net interviews its President - Claire Panosian
19 Nov 2008
In a TropIKA.net interview, Dr Chetan Chitnis describes the work he and his
colleagues are doing at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and
9 Oct 2008
TropIKA.net interviews Dyann Wirth.
22 July 2008
After a troubled start, EDCTP now seems set to move ahead. TropIKA.net speaks
to Executive Director, Charles Mgone.
16 May 2008
The director of the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative is optimistic but says
there is still a long way to go.
28 Mar 2008
In a TropIKA interview, Dr Bernard Pecoul, Executive Director of the
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative looks forward to what can be
achieved using the DNDI model.
6 Mar 2008
‘The bandwagon has started to run’: lymphatic filariasis and other neglected diseases are finally attracting attention
Tatum Anderson interviews David Molyneux, focusing on his work as
Director of the Lymphatic Filariasis Support Centre and its role within
the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. Professor
Molyneux calls for a complete change in the focus of public health
29 Jan 2008
TropIKA’s Tatum Anderson interviews Dr Gill Samuels who took over the
position of Chair of the Foundation Council of the Global Forum for Health
Research in November 2007.
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