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

John Reeder

This month we are seeing the fruits of several TDR initiatives that are being taken up and expanded. This includes the transfer of the onchocerciasis treatment moxidectin to an Australian company for registration, a new guide for strengthening community health care worker programmes, and a very positive independent evaluation of SORT IT, the operational research and training programme.

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.