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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News from TDR Director, John Reeder

This is the season of meetings with our major governing bodies – the photo shows me in New York at the headquarters of one of our co-sponsors, UNICEF, during our recent Standing Committee meeting. This month we also have news on the development of TDR Global; a new regional training centre; fast-tracking Ebola research and new grants for increasing capacity to respond to outbreaks like Ebola; and progress on sharing research data.

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.