Capacity strengthening

Research on dengue vectors

TDR helps low- and middle-income countries to strengthen their capacity to conduct research and use research evidence while setting policies and strategies.

"Good science is the basis of good public health, but the challenge is to translate the best science into public policy." Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Director-General, World Health Organization


Our work

  • Strengthens capacity to conduct high quality interdisciplinary priority research needs
  • Analyses gaps and needs for agenda setting in research and capacity building
  • Facilitates translation of evidence into action
  • Promotes leadership in health research
  • Fosters harmonization and alignment of efforts for global health research and goals
  • Engages with key stakeholders around research and capacity needs

Recent news


Our staff

Research on community-based health workers needed

In collaboration with the WHO Health Workforce Department, we are highlighting the importance of research on community-based health workers (CHWs) in an editorial in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. We have identified 5 key issues for consideration to build the evidence base.

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