A cross-department theme of primary care research in Oxford
Effective primary care is of particular importance in resource-poor countries. Effective delivery of vaccinations, maternal care, and treatment of common diseases such as malaria, is essential for the achievement of the United Nations Millenium Developnet goals.
Our researchers work with academic institutions, non-governmental organisations and government agencies across the globe (including Africa, China and India) to support delivery of high-quality primary care through policy development and research.
For example, through an innovative partnership, researchers in the department have been utilising South Africa's mobile phone network to bead hypertension in the region. We have also been trialling the use of confidential enquiry - a method of investigating adverse events without attributing blame - into child and maternal deaths in Uganda and Mali.