The Queensland Tropical Health Alliance is a world-class integrated network in tropical health and medical research focussed on the common goal of reducing the burden of tropical diseases.    QTHA aims to improve the health of populations through excellence in research, training and strategic partnerships.

Research is conducted within three broad programs across key stages of a tropical health commercialization pipeline:

Drugs, diagnostics and vaccines

  • conducting high-throughput screens and targeted or rational drug development
  • development of novel therapeutics directed towards pathogen-derived toxins
  • development of vaccines
  • investigation of pathogen detection platforms and development of diagnostic assays for detection of parasitic infections

Indigenous health

  • assisting Indigenous and underserved populations to improve health and well-being
  • endemic diseases affecting rural, remote and Indigenous communities

Disease surveillance and control

  • development of novel anti-vector interventions to prevent disease transmission
  • development of methods and kits to control disease
  • monitoring, evaluation and program support for effective interventions
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