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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The case for R&D in low- and middle-income countries takes central stage this month. Nobel Prizes go to discoveries for malaria and river blindness, the G7 science ministers commit to dedicated R&D, and the World Health Summit examines research capacity gaps and showcases programmes like TDR.

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.