Lead discovery for infectious tropical diseases - 2009 annual report
An outline of progress made in TDR’s ‘Lead discovery for infectious tropical diseases’ research function during 2008
TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, has successfully promoted and helped build health research capacity over the past 30 years, but serious inequities continue between countries, within countries and in the content and conduct of health research. Addressing these inequities requires influencing the structures and systems that govern how individuals, institutions and countries represent their research interests and needs. TDR’s Empowerment business line (BL2) has thus undergone a reorientation this past year, developing a concerted and systematic approach that includes moving from perceived funder to an enabler of empowerment.