Tropical Diseases

Research area:  Infection and Immunity

Prevent and control infectious diseases that affect children and their families in disadvantaged communities.

Our group is a multi-disciplinary research team, combined with active programs whose focus is on understanding and preventing infectious diseases that affect children and their families in disadvantaged communities.

Our focus

We conduct research and programs across three main areas:

  1. Prevention of Strep A infection, including vaccine advancement and development
  2. Control of scabies and other neglected tropical diseases
  3. Prevention and control of rheumatic heart disease

The group views collaboration as central to conducting impactful projects and is involved in several collaborations, including as a WHO Collaboration Centre for the Scabies Control.

Our impact

Our research and programs will allow children to achieve their full potential by preventing and controlling infectious diseases that limit their ability to attend school and have healthy, active lives in their community.

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Professor Andrew Steer