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Communities engaged in dengue vector control in Uruguay
Uruguay does not have dengue, but its proximity to neighboring countries where the disease is prevalent puts it at risk. However, a community approach to reducing breeding among the dengue-carrying mosquitoes is starting to pay off.


TDR 40 year anniversary collection published
PLOS NTD has published a 7-part collection on TDR’s 40 year history, highlighting profound changes in tropical disease research and showing how history has lessons for today and the future.

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Review finds operational research opportunities to control and eliminate malaria

A literature review of operational research on malaria control and elimination has found that few studies have been conducted relative to other areas of malaria research, and of those, hardly any are published on research done in countries in the pre-elimination or elimination.

Community-based vector control interventions on dengue and Chagas disease published

A special issue on the feasibility and impact of community and environmental approaches in Latin America to control the vectors that transmit dengue and Chagas disease has been published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The issue includes 8 original research articles, an editorial, commentary and review.

Recommendations for estimating trends in country health R&D expenditures

Ways to develop more reliable estimates of trends in country health research and development (R&D) expenditures is the topic of a new article published in Health Research Policy and Systems. The authors review how to convert health-related R&D expenditures to one common currency for comparing expenditures over time.

Second round of IMPACT Grant awardees announced

Twenty-six IMPACT Grants have been awarded to investigators from 23 low- and middle-income countries. This almost doubles the numbers of grantees following the first round in 2013, and also increases the number of women involved to over 40%.

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News from TDR Director, John Reeder

This month we have a growing list of grant opportunities and news on valuable collaborations borne out of early TDR initiation. We say good-bye to our STAC chair and to staff member Solomon Nwaka, and have a fascinating profile of the early years of research capacity strengthening in Africa through the eyes of Thomas Nchinda.

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.