Social innovation: what works and why?
The Drug Shop project in Uganda is providing care to young children for malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia.

TDR Global member profile
Lenore Manderson’s work in medical anthropology has helped to find answers to problems of health and disease inequalities, and lack of access to care.

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Call for nominations for 2018 STAC membership

Deadline extended until 28 April: TDR invites nominations for membership on its Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). Several positions will become vacant in January 2018.

Ghana and Tanzania improving access to new health technologies together

Stronger systems are being put into place in Ghana and Tanzania to access new health technologies for the detection, prevention and treatment of malaria, tuberculosis and the group of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). TDR is supporting training for implementation research and strengthening drug safety systems.

Indonesia sets research priorities for better access and delivery

Aiming to reduce high-burden rates of tuberculosis (TB), malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), Indonesia has launched an implementation research strategy to address significant bottlenecks in diagnosis and treatment of the diseases. The effort is supported by TDR within the Access and Delivery partnership (ADP).

Global Fund guidelines now call for operational research

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis has released new guidelines for operational research funding to improve health information systems for HIV, TB and malaria control in countries. The policy aligns with recommendations from a TDR-led study and consultation.

Malaria Data Access Committee launched

TDR has convened an independent Data Access Committee to support the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) data contributors in making decisions on access to malaria datasets.


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News from TDR Director, John Reeder

We’re starting off the new year with some exciting research on Zika virus. There’s also news on reducing the impact of tuberculosis during pregnancy and updates on social innovation research and visceral leishmaniasis elimination.

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?

The challenges of disease elimination – the example of visceral leishmaniasis

Progress towards the elimination of a neglected tropical disease from a country can sometimes be a curse. It’s easily interpreted that there is no longer any need to address the health problem, and limited resources are redirected to the next priority.

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.