Who funds us

TDR receives voluntary contributions from donors for most of our income. Our contributing partners include:

  • co-sponsors
  • governments / member states
  • others (foundations, agencies etc.)

Key documents

News from TDR Director, John Reeder

TDR is present at many events this month where we’re showcasing the latest research on dengue, schistosomiasis and onchocerciasis, as well as the new WHO global approach to controlling vectors. We also have a new online version of the implementation research toolkit, and additional resources to help increase the use of research for policy and practice changes.

Where does research fit in a post-truth world?

You might think that research evidence is less valued today if you pay attention to the global political discussions going on. It is certainly being questioned, and dismissed by some as being out of touch or biased. However, these questions, I believe, offer us new opportunities to look more carefully at what we do, and to learn from these challenges.

TDR Global, the new platform for research networking, is now live.

Looking for an expert who has worked on some aspect of infectious diseases of poverty? Need a multi-disciplinary team? Would you like some additional exposure for your work?

About TDR: making a difference

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. TDR is hosted at the World Health Organization (WHO), and is sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and WHO.