Research on climate change integrates multiple disciplines
Work to identify ways that African countries can prepare for the impacts of environmental and climate change is creating new approaches that bring multiple disciplines together.

Alumni profile: Unraveling the mystery of malaria drug resistance in Sudan
Nahla Gadalla grew up knowing she would become a scientist, but little did she know that she would go on to one of the most important scientific puzzles in her country – on parasite resistance to antimalarial drugs.

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Western pacific region grantees announced

Nineteen research proposals from 8 countries in the Western Pacific region have been selected to address the health system bottlenecks that affect the control of a variety of diseases. The projects selected come from China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Viet Nam.

Nobel prize for discoveries on malaria, onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis

Today’s award of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine marks an important milestone for research on infectious diseases of poverty. The award was shared by researchers identifying novel therapies for infections caused by roundworm parasites and malaria.

Ebola awards to research team

It’s not often that health researchers receive a medal for their work, but a team working out of Oxford University in the United Kingdom earned just that. Researchers involved in the clinical drug trials for Ebola virus disease received special recognition recently.

TDR launches International Postdoctoral Training Scheme with University of Ghana

An international postdoctoral training scheme on implementation research has been launched at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) of the University of Ghana. Scheduled to start in April, TDR is supporting 6 postdoctoral scientists from low- and middle-income countries in Africa.

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News from TDR Director, John Reeder

This month we are looking forward to the start of the new Sustainable Development Goals. At TDR we have a programme in place that supports this global effort. There’s research that explores new approaches, and training and leadership opportunities that are increasing national and regional capacity where they’re most needed.

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.