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A story of Ebola survival and return
Ebola survivors are now facing community member fears of contagion when they return home, and lingering physical problems from the disease.

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Dengue research in Brazil
Researchers in Fortaleza, Brazil are investigating new community and environmental approaches to reduce the numbers of mosquitoes that carry the virus that causes dengue.

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TDR at ASTMH – history and Ebola

Ebola took centre stage at this year’s annual American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH), with discussions around the state of Louisiana’s policy of preventing anyone from attending who had been in an Ebola endemic country within the last 21 days. But the venue also provided a good audience for discussions on key TDR research, and a review of TDR’s 40 year history.

Garry Aslanyan recipient of lifetime award

Garry Aslanyan, TDR’s partnerships and governance manager, has received the Ontario Public Health Association’s Lifetime Member Award.

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.

Boost for research capacity in West Africa

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.

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News from TDR Director, John Reeder

Ebola survivors, research capacity strengthening, eco-bio-social research, new grants and the continuing stories from our alumni are some of the features coming from TDR this month. They showcase the impact of our focus on supporting new research talent in low- and middle-income countries.

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.