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Asia-Pacific Regional Centre - Thailand

Artemisinin resistance is firmly established in many parts of Southeast Asia and threatens the lives of millions of people. To improve regional intelligence and aid containment efforts, the WWARN Asia-Pacific Regional Network promotes the collection of high quality data on malaria drug resistance. We facilitate the use of WWARN’s research and data analysis tools to simplify and harmonise data, securely store results and analyse comparative or collective pooled analyses.

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Our activities in Asia

  • Build capacity for clinical research and surveillance initiatives activities in malaria-endemic countries
  • Promote and facilitate collaboration among regional research partners
  • Partner with the Mahidol University Faculty of Tropical Medicine and the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit to support regional clinical trials and to provide tailored support to regional researchers

Programmes hosted by the WWARN Asia-Pacific Regional Network

  • The External Quality Assurance programme provides support and advice to laboratories across the world to improve the analysis of antimalarial drug regimens during clinical trials
  • The Specimen Management Centre coordinates the standardised collection, preservation, shipment, and initial characterisation of valuable clinical samples from surveillance studies and clinical trial sites and archives for future use

Become a part of the WWARN community 

The Asia-Pacific Regional Network invites you to get involved in our activities, including how to create or join a Study Group, participate in the WWARN External Quality Assurance Programme, or share your ideas for a training workshop. Register to receive our latest news and updates in the WWARN newsletter.

For more information contact: Dr Mehul Dhorda on email: mehul [dot] dhorda [at] wwarn [dot] org