Strip 4


Recent / Forthcoming publications: 

๐ Wiku Adisasmito, Sri Budayanti, Dewi Nur Aisyah, Richard Coker, Ayu Rai Andayani, Gavin J. D. Smith and James W. Rudge, Surveillance and characterisation of influenza viruses among patients with influenza-like illness in Bali, Indonesia, July 2010–June 2014. BMC Infectious Diseases 201919:231  DOI 10.1186/s12879-019-3842-5.

๐ W. Adisasmito, S. N. Budayanti, D. N. Aisyah, T. Gallo Cassarino, J. W. Rudge, S. J. Watson, Z. Kozlakidis,G. J. D. Smith and R. Coker, Phylogenetic characterisation of circulating,clinical influenza isolates from Bali,Indonesia: preliminary report from theBaliMEI project. BMC Infectious Diseases. DOI 10.1186/s12879-017-2684-2.

๐ Joanne P. Webster, Anna Borlase, James W. Rudge, Who acquires infection from whom and how? Disentangling multi-host and multi-mode transmission dynamics in the ‘elimination’ era. The Royal Society Publishing. DOI:10.1098/rstb.2016.0091.

๐ Grout A, Howard N, Coker R, Speakman EM, Guidelines, law, and governance: disconnects in the global control of airline-associated infectious diseases. PubMed. DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30476-5.

๐ Mishal S. Khan, Bernie Y. Guan, Jananie Audimulam, Francisco Cervero Liceras, Richard J. Coker and Joanne Yoong, Economic interventions to improve population health: a scoping study of systematic reviews. BMC Public Health. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3119-5.

๐ Mishal S Khan, Anna Osei-Kofi, Abbas Omar, Hilary Kirkbride, Prof Anthony Kessel, Aula Abbara, Prof David Heymann, Prof Alimuddin Zumla, Dr Osman Dar, Pathogens, prejudice, and politics: the role of the global health community in the European refugee crisis. The Lancet. DOI:

๐ Mishal S Khan, Sara U Schwanke Khilji, Saw Saw and Richard J Coker, Evidence to inform resource allocation for tuberculosis control in Myanmar: a systematic review based on the SYSRA framework. Health Policy Plan. (2016) doi: 10.1093/heapol/czw077 First published online: June 21, 2016.

๐ Rebecca C. Harris, Louis Grandjean, Laura J. Martin, Alexander J. P. Miller, Joseph-Egre N. Nkang, Victoria Allen, Mishal S. Khan, Katherine Fielding and David A. J. Moore, The effect of early versus late treatment initiation after diagnosis on the outcomes of patients treated for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a systematic review. BMC Infectious Diseases BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:193, DOI: 10.1186/s12879-016-1524-0.

๐ MS. Khan, TM. Khine, C. Hutchison, RJ. Coker, KM. Hane, AL. Innes and S. Aung, Are current case-finding methods under-diagnosing tuberculosis among women in Myanmar? An analysis of operational data from Yangon and the nationwide prevalence survey. BMC Infectious Diseases, BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted 2016 16:110, DOI: 10.1186/s12879-016-1429-y.

๐ Mishal Khan, Joanne Yoong, Zaw Myo Tun and Richard Coker, Implementing health policy and systems research in Myanmar. The Lancet, Volume 387, No. 10020, p749–750, 20 February 2016 DOI:

๐ May P. S. Yeung, Frank L.Y. Lam, and Richard Coker, Factors associated with the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination in adults: a systematic review. Journal of Public Health, doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv194.


๐ Tarek Soliman, Alex R Cook and Richard J Coker, Pilgrims and MERS-CoV: what’s the risk? Emerging Themes in Epidemiology, 2015, 12:3 doi:10.1186/s12982-015-0025-8

๐ Dr Ligia Kiss, PhDcorrespondenceemail, Nicola S Pocock, MSc, Varaporn Naisanguansri, Soksreymom Suos, MA, Brett Dickson, BA, Doan Thuy, MA, Jobst Koehler, Kittiphan Sirisup, Nisakorn Pongrungsee, Van Anh Nguyen, MA, Rosilyne Borland, MA, Poonam Dhavan, MPH, Cathy Zimmerman, PhD, Health of men, women, and children in post-trafficking services in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam: an observational cross-sectional study. The Lancet, Volume 3, No. 3, e154–e161, March 2015 DOI:

๐ Benjamin Capps, Michele Marie Bailey, David Bickford, Richard Coker, Zohar Lederman, Andrew Lover, Tamra Lysaght and Paul Tambyah, Introducing One Health to the Ethical Debate About Zoonotic Diseases in Southeast Asia. Bioethics, DOI: 10.1111/bioe.12145.

๐ Mishal S Khan1, Solomon Salve and John DH Porter, Engaging for-profit providers in TB control: lessons learnt from initiatives in South Asia. Health Policy and Planning, doi: 10.1093/heapol/czu137

๐ R. A. Atun, R.J. Coker, F.Drobniewski, Y.A. Samyshkin, N. Lennox-Chhugani,A toolkit for rapid assessment of health systems and tuberculosis control; SYSTEMIC RAPID ASSESSMENT TOOLKIT: (SYSRA). Centre for Health Management, Tanaka Business School,Imperial College London

๐ Mishal Khan, Andrew A. Lover and Richard J. Coker, How can Southeast Asia increase its preparedness for an Ebola outbreak?. The East Asia Forum on 15 November 2014.

๐ Mishal Khan and Richard J. Coker, Tuberculosis control: hard questions — Authors’ reply. The Lancet, Volume 384, Issue 9956, Page 1745, 15 November 2014, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62066-3, to response the WHO’s questions, Tuberculosis control: hard questions. The Lancet, Volume 384, Issue 9956, Page 1744, 15 November 2014, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62065-1

๐  Mishal S Khan and Richard J. Coker, How to hinder tuberculosis control: five easy steps. The Lancet, 24 July 2014, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61175-2. For the full article please click here.

๐ Andrew A. Lover and Richard J. Coker, Re-assessing the relationship between sporozoite dose and incubation period in Plasmodium vivax malaria: a systematic re-analysis. Parasitology, volume 141, issue 06, pp. 859-868.

๐ Marco Liverani, Piya Hanvoravongchai and Richard J. Coker, “Communicable diseases and governance : A tale of two regions” and Marco Liverani and Richard Coker, “Protecting Europe from diseases”. Part of the report entitled Regional Mechanisms of Communicable Disease Control in Asia and Europe by ASIA-EUROPE Foundation

๐ Sara U Schwanke Khilji, James W Rudge, Tom Drake, Irwin Chavez, Khieu Borin, Sok Touch and Richard Coker. Distribution of selected healthcare resources for influenza pandemic response in Cambodia. International Journal for Equity in Health 2013; 12:82 doi:10.1186/1475-9276-12-82

๐ James Rudge and Richard Coker. Editorial on “Human to human transmission of H7N9”. The BMJ 2013; 347 doi:

๐ Andrew A. Lover and Richard Coker. Quantifying Effect of Geographic Location on Epidemiology of Plasmodium vivax Malaria. Emerging Infectious Disease Journal. Volume 19, Number 7 – July 2013

๐ Wiku Adisasmito, Dewi Nur Aisyah, Tjandra Yoga Aditama, Rita Kusriastuti, Trihono, Agus Suwandono, Ondri Dwi Sampurno, Prasenohadi, Nurshanty A Sapada, MJN Mamahit, Anna Swenson, Nancy A Dreyer and Richard Coker. Human influenza A H5N1 in Indonesia: health care service-associated delays in treatment initiation. BMC Public Health 2013; 13:571 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-571

๐ Karen Humphries-Waa, Tom Drake, Anthony Huszar, Marco Liverani, Khien Borin, Sok Touch, Teng Srey and Richard Coker. Human H5N1 influenza infections in Cambodia 2005–2011: case series and cost-of-illness. BMC Public Health 2013, 13:549 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-549

๐ Isabelle Risso-Gill, Martin McKee, Richard Coker, Peter Piot and Helena Legido-Quigley. Health system strengthening in Myanmar during political reforms: perspectives from international agencies. Health Policy and Planning 2013; 1-9 doi:10.1093/heapol/czt037

๐ Tom Drake. Priority setting in global health: Towards a minimum DALY value. Health Economics. 9 Apr 2013 DOI: 10.1002/hec.2925

๐ Samantha Watson, James Rudge, Richard Coker. Health Systems’ “Surge Capacity”: State of the art and priorities for future research. Milbank Quarterly

๐ Anthony C. Huszar, Tom Drake, Teng Srey, Sok Touch and Richard Coker. Pandemic influenza preparedness planning : lessons from Cambodia. WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health. Volume 1, Issue 4, October—December 2012, 369-373

๐ Samantha Watson, Mike Petterson, Stefan Lang, Stefan Kienberger, Michael Hagenlocher, James Rudge, Richard Coker. Trans-disciplinary research for effective disaster readiness and response. Bull World Health Organ. 2012;90:558–558A


Articles from the AsiaFluCap project: 

๐ Krumkamp R, Mounier-Jack S, Ahmad A, Reintjes R, Coker R. Evaluating health systems’ preparedness for emerging infectious- diseases: A novel conceptual and analytic framework. Health Policy, 98(2010) 91 – 97

๐ Krumkamp R, Kretzschmar M, Rudge J W, Ahmad A, Hanvoravongchai P, Westenhoefer J, Stein M, Putthasri W, Coker R. Health service resource needs for pandemic influenza in developing countries: A linked transmission dynamics, interventions and resource demand model. Epidemiol. Infect., 2010, 1-9

๐ de Sa J, Mounier-Jack S, Darapheak C, Ly Khunbun N, Phetsouvanh R, Chanthakoummane N, Touch S, Phommasack R, Coker R.   Responging to pandemic influenza in Cambodia and Lao PDR: Challenges in moving from strategy to operation. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine, 48(2010)

๐ Hanvoravongchai P, Adisasmito W, Chau P N, Conseil A, de Sa J, Krumkamp R, Monier-Jack S, Phommasack B, Putthasri W, Shih CS, Touch S, Coker R. Pandemic influenza preparedness and health systems challenges in Asia: Results from rapid analyses in 6 Asian countries. BMC Public Health, 2010 10:322

๐ Adisasmito W, Hunter BM, Krumkamp R, Latief K, Rudge JW, Hanvoravongchai P, Coker RJ. Pandemic Influenza and Health System Resource Gaps in Bali: An Analysis Through a Resource Transmission Dynamics Model. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2011 Nov 14

๐ Yu-Chen Hsu, Yi-Ta Yang, Shih-Yan Yang, Shu-Mei Chou, Jen-Hsiang Chuang. Analysis on District Medical Resources and Preparedness Gap on the Health Outcomes of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic in Taiwan. Taiwan Epidemiology Bulletin. 2011 Nov 22/Vol.27/No.22

๐ James W. Rudge, Piya Hanvoravongchai, Ralf Krumkamp, Irwin Chavez, Wiku Adisasmito, Pham Ngoc Chau, Bounlay Phommasak, Weerasak Putthasri, Chin-Shui Shih, Mart Stein, Aura Timen, Sok Touch, Ralf Reintjes, Richard Coker. Health system resource gaps and associated mortality from pandemic influenza across six Asian territories. PLOS ONE, 2012 7(2): e31800

๐ Stein ML, Rudge JW, Coker R, van der Weijden C, Krumkamp R, Hanvoravongchai P, Chavez I, Putthasri W, Phommasack B, Adisasmito W, Touch S, Sat le M, Hsu YC, Kretzschmar M, Timen A. Development of a resource modelling tool to support decision makers in pandemic influenza preparedness: The AsiaFluCap Simulator. BMC Public Health. 2012 Oct 12;12:870

๐ Hanvoravongchai P, Chavez I, Rudge JW, Touch S, Putthasri W, Chau PN, Phommasack B, Singhasivanon P, Coker R; iaFluCap Project Consortium. An analysis of health system resources in relation to pandemic response capacity in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Int J Health Geogr. 2012 Dec 14;11:53. doi: 10.1186/1476-072X-11-53


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