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Living Goods in Uganda: A system of village-based health entrepreneurs that delivers dramatically better health outcomes at significantly lower cost.

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Rosanna Peeling’s work in diagnostics research has led to new rapid testing and disease elimination campaigns for sexually transmitted infections such as syphilis and HIV.

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ESSENCE funders renew focus on research management and implementation research

The ESSENCE on health research funder collaboration has made important progress against a workplan and earlier recommendations that came out of a late 2015 evaluation.

New research funded in South-East Asia Region

Ten new research proposals have been selected for the Joint TDR/World Health Organization South-East Asia Region Small Grants Scheme. The goal is to strengthen local health systems or disease programmes.

Senegal and Ghana: Striving for increased detection of childhood TB

In Senegal and Ghana, as in many other countries around the world, the public health community is troubled by a pressing question: how to find the children who are ill with tuberculosis (TB) but never get diagnosed? Now teams of researchers supported by TDR in Senegal and Ghana are determined to pilot a new strategy for lessening the impact of TB on their countries' children.

Join the data sharing movement in malaria

TDR is recruiting new members for the independent Data Access Committee (DAC) of the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN). Members of the committee will help WWARN develop and implement an updated technical, governance and ethical data sharing framework.

New guidance on managing ethical issues in infectious disease outbreaks

New guidance for managing ethical issues in infectious disease outbreaks has been published by the World Health Organization. The recommendations come from the WHO Ethics Working Group that was developed in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014–2016.


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News from TDR Director, John Reeder

This month we have encouraging news from partnerships on data sharing and networks that should improve malaria and tuberculosis control, new recommendations on dengue outbreak planning and increasing research on community health workers, plus more examples of social innovation.

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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.

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.