Professor Kevin Baird leads our Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit (EOCRU) in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Delivering health care in Indonesia is a challenge, made more difficult by the geography and distances. Our EOCRU unit specialises in clinical trials on tropical infections, particularly Plasmodium vivax malaria. Current treatments with primaquine are effective but very toxic for patients with G6PD deficiency. Better point of care diagnostics can help us treat all patients safely.