Tropical Epidemiology Group
The Tropical Epidemiology Group (TEG) is pleased to announce the recent publication of our 2011-2012 Biennial Report which describes a broad range of studies conducted by the Group on diseases inflicting a high burden of morbidity and mortality in many low- and middle-income countries. An interactive version of the report can be downloaded below. This contains quick-links to sections throughout the report via the contents page.
The Tropical Epidemiology Group (TEG) aims to improve the health of people in developing countries by identifying effective interventions. The Group was established in 1972 and currently comprises 34 researchers with expertise in epidemiology, statistics and public health. It is part of the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health (EPH) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
We conduct research on the epidemiology and control of major public health problems in developing countries with a focus on HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, and a special emphasis on interventions. We work on large scale epidemiological studies and clinical trials designed to evaluate a particular intervention or provide an insight into disease determinants which in turn, facilitate the development of interventions. Many of the studies are multidisciplinary involving a large team of researchers. We play a major role in providing input on rigorous research methods from designing the study and advising on optimal implementation to regular monitoring in order to ensure high quality data collection, statistical analysis and interpretation. View our current research programmes.
TEG has received long-term support from the Medical Research Council, which currently funds a number of our academic posts. Other group members are funded from a variety of sources including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the National Institutes of Health, World Health Organisation, Wellcome Trust and other funders.
A number of the Group's members at our Annual Retreat in June 2013. Left to Right: Helen Weiss (Head of Group), Kalpana Sabapathy, Aoife Doyle, Immo Kleinschmidt, Suzanna Francis, Shabbar Jaffar, Andrea Rehman, Vicky Simms, Fiona Ewings, Ellie Estchild, Paul Milligan, Dani Phillips, Christian Bottomley, John Bradley, David Ross, Karim Anaya-Izquierdo, Corinne Merle, Kathy Baisley, Neal Alexander, Hannah Jeffery, Richard Hayes, Sian Floyd, Matt Cairns, James Lewis, Barbara Willey, Katherine Fielding, Tansy Edwards and Peter Smith
40th Anniversary Symposium, March 2012
In 2012, the Group held a symposium to celebrate its 40th anniversary providing us with the opportunity to reflect on progress and developments to date, and identify and discuss future challenges.