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TDR at European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health

TDR is sponsoring numerous activities at the tenth European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, being held 16-20 October in Antwerp, Belgium. You’re welcome to attend, tweet (#tdrnews; #ECTMIH2017) and blog about these events.

Promoting research and development capacity at the World Health Summit

TDR will be at the World Health Summit in Berlin 15-17 October with a session on enhancing research and development capacity and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals in low- and middle-income countries.

New global vector control response 2017-2030 now online

The Global Vector Control Response 2017-2030 (GVCR), developed by the World Health Organization and TDR, is now available online. This provides a new strategy to strengthen vector control worldwide through increased capacity, improved surveillance, better coordination and integrated action across sectors and diseases.

Is evidence used for policy?

This was the provocative question driving a panel discussion sponsored by TDR at the recent Global Evidence Summit held in Cape Town. The response is encouraging, showing growing use of evidence, but highlighting the need for more tools and guidance.

Exploring how to communicate, use and evaluate health research

The Global Evidence Summit recently held in Cape Town was the first event that brought together experts in research, systematic reviews, and policy development and implementation. More than 1300 people from 75 countries came to discuss the theme of “Using evidence. Improving lives,” with TDR playing an active role.

Operational research training helps health systems recover post-Ebola

After one of the largest Ebola virus outbreaks in history took a devastating toll on lives and health systems, results from research studies in Liberia and Sierra Leone are informing health recovery plans and showing ways to improve services.


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News from TDR Director, John Reeder

At this time of year you can find us at numerous advocacy and scientific events with new tools to share. In addition, our key partnership with the World Health Organization to provide a more coordinated approach to controlling disease vectors has resulted in a major new strategy now available. Our Social Innovation for Health Initiative has also released new resources, so please read further for details.

TDR Global, the new platform for research networking, is now live.

Looking for an expert who has worked on some aspect of infectious diseases of poverty? Need a multi-disciplinary team? Would you like some additional exposure for your work?

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.