Progress 1999-2000

The 15th Programme Report of TDR presents achievements and progress in 1999-2000 according to expected results in the seven areas of work of TDR.

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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?

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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.