The day was cold but the mood was warm while our photo was taken at our annual staff retreat last month. We have much to feel good about – an exciting new work plan, a whole range of grant opportunities and an anniversary to celebrate – 40 years since the concept for a programme like TDR was established.
A TDR alumni profileDr Saw Saw, a Burmese social scientist and TDR grantee, is helping her native Myanmar address the challenge of tuberculosis. Her research and work with patient self help groups has led to changes in the national tuberculosis programme, and she is now looking beyond her country.
A new integrated research and training programme for public health workers is helping countries use their data to reduce multi-drug resistant TB and a host of other challenges. Find out more with this profile on a recent workshop in Estonia.
The second of three workshops to pilot the new TDR implementation research tool kit was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh 22-26 September. Twenty-eight participants from Bangladesh, the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Malaysia Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sri Lanka recently completed a test of the new TDR implementation research toolkit. The toolkit is designed to help researchers identify bottlenecks that limit effective delivery and access to medical interventions for those in need of them.
6 March 2014
TDR’s new approach and work has been profiled in the journal, International Innovation. Director John Reeder is interviewed about the changes that have taken place over the last two years, the celebration this year of the 40th anniversary of the concept for a programme like TDR, and future plans.
5 February 2014
Too few women are entering the health research field, and fewer still are going on to successful careers as health scientists. TDR has worked to address this gender gap through various types of support to women scientists in countries around the globe. And judging by their achievements, that support has had an impact.
5 February 2014
Authors of the 2013 TDR technical report on research priorities for the environment, agriculture and infectious diseases of poverty have published a review of lessons learned during the process of the report production. Published in the open access Infectious Diseases of Poverty journal, the article outlines the key goals and challenges to bring a more cross-disciplinary approach to identifying research priorities.