Join an international panel on the role of social innovation in health systems.
What makes this work and what are the challenges? The discussion takes place in Geneva on 4 December, but it will be webcast live, with opportunities to send in questions to the panellists.

Alumni profile: Expanding the use of health economics in Nepal
One of the TDR IMPACT grantees, Nepal’s Dr Shiva Raj Adhikari, is working to expand his country’s understanding of the importance of health economics to improve health system efficiency.

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Processes for sharing schistosomiasis treatment efficacy trials data agreed

A group of stakeholder representing the schistosomiasis research and control communities have agreed to a set of principles and processes for sharing data of schistosomiasis treatment trials. TDR and the World Health Organization’s Neglected Tropical Diseases Department convened the group, and their conclusions have been published.

New EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships awarded

A total of 18 product development clinicians from 9 low- and middle-income countries have been awarded clinical research and development fellowships. These fellows are supported by TDR and scheduled to be placed with 10 host institutions by early 2016.

A toolkit for clinical research during epidemics

Recommendations for the role of clinical research to respond to epidemics like the Ebola virus outbreak have been published. The elements needed for a ‘toolkit’ and appropriate clinical trial designs have been identified and will be part of the World Health Organization’s research and development blueprint action plan for preparedness for epidemics.

Grantees selected to build Ebola research capacity

Six institutions in Africa and Europe have been awarded funding to strengthen capacity in sub-Saharan Africa to conduct high quality health research during health emergencies and/or epidemic outbreaks. The grants were developed in response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa, and they address individual, institutional, national and regional capacity.

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News from TDR Director, John Reeder

The case for R&D in low- and middle-income countries takes central stage this month. Nobel Prizes go to discoveries for malaria and river blindness, the G7 science ministers commit to dedicated R&D, and the World Health Summit examines research capacity gaps and showcases programmes like TDR.

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.