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The Medical Concierge Group, providing free access to health information in Uganda via a phone app.

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Jackie Badaki’s work in examining stigma and acceptance of new drugs has helped Nigeria manage lymphatic filariasis. Now she’s mentoring younger women to develop their own careers in science.

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Controlling childhood malaria in high burden African countries

The feasibility of managing malaria through timely diagnosis and treatment by community healthcare workers (CHWs) in 3 very high burden countries is detailed in a supplement of 10 research articles just published in Clinical and Infectious Diseases. Researchers from African Ministries of Health and research institutions describe how trained CHWs increased access to rapid malaria diagnosis (RDTs), oral artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) and rectal artesunate treatment of severe malaria in 172 remote high burden malaria endemic villages.

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.


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News from TDR Director, John Reeder

It’s with particular pleasure that I share with you this month several examples of long-term research commitments that are paying off in numerous ways. These cover improving childhood malaria, reducing congenital syphilis, and managing arboviruses like dengue, Zika virus and chikungunya.

TDR Global, the new platform for research networking, is now live.

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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.