Social Innovation In Health in the Philippines & One Health Boat Project

Social innovation: what works and why?
The Philippines regional hub has published 2 new video case studies.

TDR Global member profile
Raffi Balian: How tuberculosis and smoking rates in Armenia came to be analyzed by a 17-year-old American student is a story of heritage, technology, and community service.

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First graduates of TDR’s postgraduate training programme in the Americas Region

The first graduates of TDR’s postgraduate training programme in the Americas region received their degrees in Colombia this week. Thirteen students earned Masters of Epidemiology at the National School of Public Health Héctor Abad Gómez of the University of Antioquia.

WHO pre-qualifies the first artesunate suppositories for malaria

A life-saving treatment for the management of severe malaria in young children has been added to the World Health Organization’s prequalification list. This completes the final stage of international oversight to the quality and safety for 100 mg rectal artesunate suppositories (RAS).

TDR publishes assessment of its research fairness

TDR has published a report assessing its fairness in research contracting and processes according to new measures developed by the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED). The Research Fairness Initiative (RFI) is designed to promote and validate responsible and fair practices in international collaborative research and innovation for health.

Evidence on effectiveness of TDR training support

A new article on TDR’s research training and capacity strengthening practices provides evidence on what has worked well. The PLOS NTD article highlights a high degree of satisfaction and greater inclusion of women, as well as maintenance in science careers in the home countries of grant recipients.

First TDR Global talks showcasing impact of social health innovations

TDR Global, the network of current and former grantees and experts, held its first series of video presentations in Manila recently. The 4 TDR Global talks are now available online.


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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.

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.