Governance

TDR is co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank and WHO, and operates within a broad framework of intergovernmental and interagency cooperation and participation.

TDR is governed by three bodies:

The executing agency is the World Health Organization (WHO).

Relevant governance documents

Memorandum of Understanding; Resolutions of the World Health Assembly (WHA) and Executive Board of WHO; Joint Coordinating Board procedures and decisions; Standard operating procedures and Terms of reference of TDR’s governing bodies.

News from TDR Director, John Reeder

This month we profile our youngest TDR Global member ever, report on new gender equity and social innovation initiatives, highlight critical research on a new drug for onchocerciasis, and review work in fairness and effectiveness of our support.

ORCID – connecting research and researchers

Rob Terry, TDR’s Knowledge Manager, explains why TDR now asks all its research partners to obtain their free unique ORCID iD for use in all grant and publication activities.

TDR Global - a new platform for research networking.

About TDR: Building the science of solutions

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) is a global programme of scientific collaboration established in 1975. Its focus is to improve the health and well-being of people burdened by infectious diseases of poverty through research and innovation. 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.