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.


Fuhan Yang, Joseph L Servadio, Nguyen Thi Le Thanh, Ha Minh Lam, Marc Choisy, Pham Quang Thai, Tran Thi Nhu Thao, Nguyen Ha Thao Vy, Huynh Thi Phuong, Tran Dang Nguyen, Dong Thi Hoai Tam, Ephraim M Hanks, Ha Vinh, Ottar N Bjornstad, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Maciej F Boni
BMJ Glob Health
November 7, 2023
DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2023-013054
Joseph Donovan, Nguyen D Bang, Darma Imran, Ho D T Nghia, Erlina Burhan, Dau T T Huong, Nguyen T T Hiep, Lam H B Ngoc, Dang V Thanh, Nguyen T Thanh, Anna L S Wardhani, Kartika Maharani, Cakra P Gasmara, Nguyen H H Hanh, Pham K N Oanh, Riwanti Estiasari, Do D A Thu, Ardiana Kusumaningrum, Le T Dung, Do C Giang, Dang T M Ha, Nguyen H Lan, Nguyen V V Chau, Nguyen T M Nguyet, Ronald B Geskus, Nguyen T T Thuong, Evelyne Kestelyn, Raph L Hamers, Nguyen H Phu, Guy E Thwaites; ACT HIV Investigators
N Engl J Med
October 12, 2023
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2216218
Nick Jones, Sophie Yacoub
Manson’s Tropical Diseases
October 9, 2023
DOI: https://www.asia.elsevierhealth.com/mansons-tropical-diseases-9780702079597.html
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