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 month our grant opportunities continue to grow, we have much progress on community research, we say hello to a new STAC chair, and post a motivational profile of Yongyuth Yuthavong, who helped build a national science policy and National Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (BIOTEC).

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.