TDR and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have partnered for many years on innovative community-centered ecosystem management interventions against dengue and Chagas disease vectors. There are two major regional initiatives – one in Asia and the other in Latin America and the Caribbean – which are pursuing a systematic research framework for multi-disciplinary research on ecological, biological and social ("eco-bio-social") aspects of vector-borne diseases. The research groups are analysing ecological conditions influencing transmission patterns, risk factors, the community context and stakeholder environment, and then developing and testing site-specific vector control interventions.
- Eco-bio-social determinants of dengue vector breeding: A multicountry study in urban and periurban Asia
The dengue studies are in the following six countries: Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico and Uruguay. The Chagas studies are in Guatemala, Bolivia and Mexico.
- African health services from a community perspective
- EcoHealth field evolving: TDR at international conference in China
- Second round of selection underway for new grant on climate change in Africa
- New climate change research
- Ecohealth research applications
- New ways to fight infectious diseases in poor countries
- World Malaria Report shows malaria decreasing
- Local production can improve access to medicines, vaccines and diagnostics