OUCRU Research Activities in 2013

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

OUCRU Ho Chi Minh


764 Đ. Võ Văn Kiệt, Phường 1, Quận 5, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh


The Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) was established in Ho Chi Minh City in 1991. It is hosted by the Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD), originally founded in 1862. HTD is the referral hospital for infectious diseases for all of southern Viet Nam.

OUCRU’s strategic aim is to have a positive and significant impact on local, regional, and global health and, in particular, the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. This is being achieved via an integrated long-term research programme, contributions to training, the scientific literature, national and international meetings and membership of national and international committees.

OUCRU HCM not only works with HTD, but also a significant number of other hospitals and clinics across southern Viet Nam. All work is intended to benefit the patients seen daily at HTD, and also to help improve patient care throughout the country.

Key Milestones


OUCRU introduced the PhD Programme, with affiliations to the University of Oxford and Open University (UK).


A new building and laboratory opened that expanded our operations and diagnostics capacity.


The Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) was established in Ho Chi Minh City.


Michael B Hall, Marie Sylvianne Rabodoarivelo, Anastasia Koch, Anzaan Dippenaar, Sophie George, Melanie Grobbelaar, Robin Warren, Timothy M Walker, Helen Cox, Sebastien Gagneux, Derrick Crook, Tim Peto, Niaina Rakotosamimanana, Simon Grandjean Lapierre, Zamin Iqbal
Lancet Microbe
December 19, 2022
DOI: 10.1016/S2666-5247(22)00301-9
Varanya Wasakul, Areeya Disratthakit, Mayfong Mayxay, Keobouphaphone Chindavongsa, Viengphone Sengsavath, Nguyen Thuy-Nhien, Richard D Pearson, Sonexay Phalivong, Saiamphone Xayvanghang, Richard J Maude, Sónia Gonçalves, Nicholas P Day, Paul N Newton, Elizabeth A Ashley, Dominic P Kwiatkowski, Arjen M Dondorp, Olivo Miotto
Lancet Infect Dis
November 30, 2022
DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00697-1
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Hospital For Tropical Diseases


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