Research

 

The CRCD will support research (both basic and applied) on all communicable diseases, particularly the infections that are prevalent and important in Malaysia and SE Asia. The following are examples:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Diarrhoeal diseases
  • Leptospirosis and other zoonoses/veterinary infections
  • Dengue, chikungunya and respiratory/enteric/arbovirus infections
  • Opportunistic fungal infections
  • Malaria, enteric protozoal/helminthic infections
  • Infections by multidrug-resistant bacteria

Other research areas to be encouraged include:

  • Development of new insecticides, vaccines, chemotherapeutic agents and diagnostics
  • Medicinal value of tropical plants for the treatment of infectious diseases
  • Traditional and Complimentary Medicine approaches to the management of infectious diseases
  • Water quality assessment for indicators of waterborne infections
  • The role of the environment and non-human reservoirs on the incidence and pathogenesis of infectious diseases
  • The occurrence and consequences of polyparasitism
  • The role of infective agents in cancer development
  • Development of comprehensive infection and drug resistance surveillance systems
  • Development of effective management strategies for infectious diseases in different social contexts
  • Evaluation of the impact of interventions in the prevention and control of infectious diseases