Benin training of mock informed consent
WHO/C. Merle

Strengthening TB research
A decade-long clinical trial of a new anti-tuberculosis drug regimen has helped strengthen research capacity in national control programmes and their reference laboratories in three West African countries, Benin, Guinea Conakry and Senegal.

Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira
R. Corrêa-Oliveira

Launching a career and strengthening Brazil’s research capacity
It was a TDR grant that launched Professor Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira on an impressive life-long career in immunology. And not just him; at least three-quarters of Brazil's immunologists have benefited from TDR support during their careers.

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Memorial to Tony McMichael

Professor Tony McMichael, an Australian pioneer in applying epidemiological techniques to global environmental change, has died at the age of 71. Co-chair of the TDR reference group on environment, agriculture and infectious diseases, Tony McMichael left behind an exceptional legacy of research in this highly topical area.

TDR joins international communiqué on maternal and child health issues

TDR has joined a broad group of national, regional and international groups calling for sustained attention to the needs of maternal and child health issues. A communiqué calling for attention to the issues of healthy women and children has been published by The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.

A TDR-PAHO small grants programme supports maternal and child health

A joint initiative of TDR and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the programme is supporting 6 Latin American scientists engaged in research around so-called vertically transmitted diseases that are passed from mothers to their newborns.

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News from TDR Director, John Reeder

This month we’re pleased to announce the long-awaited return of the training grants. Continuing our commitment to building research capacity is important, particularly when you see the challenges now going on with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The kinds of skills and experiences that these scientists receive can be used for a variety of purposes, like you’ll see in our feature on Ebola.

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.