Join an international panel on the role of social innovation in health systems.
What makes this work and what are the challenges? The discussion takes place in Geneva on 4 December, but it will be webcast live, with opportunities to send in questions to the panellists.

An innovative research approach is underway in Tanzania that may help communities adapt to the devastating effects of climate change.
Increasing temperatures and droughts are affecting livelihoods, food security and health.

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Ghana TDR IMPACT grant leads to more effective disease control

Regional health teams in Ghana are improving their routine data management as a result of a TDR IMPACT grant. Issues such as cholera outbreaks and transmission of infectious diseases are being better controlled as a result.

Health Ministers endorse a research strategy for the African Region

Health ministers from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) African Region endorsed a new strategy 25 November to support the conduct and utilization of high quality research to tackle the enormous health needs in the African Region.

Identifying effective screening strategies for Tuberculosis among diabetic patients

Over 9 000 people in Senegal, Guinea and Benin are being enrolled in an investigation to identify tuberculosis screening strategies for diabetic patients. The risk of developing TB is up to 8 times higher among adults with diabetes, which is estimated to double in prevalence by 2030 in most African countries.

New WHO framework and team for research for TB elimination

A new Global Action Framework for Tuberculosis (TB) Research has been launched at the World Health Organization (WHO). The Framework, which will be implemented by a new team focused on promoting research for TB elimination, outlines steps and benchmarks for key stakeholders at global and national levels to advance research.

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News from TDR Director, John Reeder

Innovation is the topic for this month – both for healthcare delivery systems, and for reducing the impact of climate change on the most vulnerable. There’s also progress on several fronts for tuberculosis, sharing treatment trial data and building capacity for further Ebola research.

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.