Social innovation: what works and why?
The Drug Shop project in Uganda is providing care to young children for malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia.

TDR Global member profile
Lenore Manderson’s work in medical anthropology has helped to find answers to problems of health and disease inequalities, and lack of access to care.

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New online discussion on the use of systematic reviews

TDR and the Lancet are sponsoring a virtual discussion on systematic reviews, with particular emphasis on their role in low- and middle-income countries. The discussion is taking place on the HIFA forum (Healthcare Information For All), with parallel discussions on CHIFA (child health and rights), HIFA-French, HIFA-Portuguese, and HIFA-Zambia.

Bursaries available for Global Evidence Summit

TDR is offering a limited number of bursaries to attend the Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, 13-16 September 2017. Researchers, policy-makers and others contributing to knowledge translation activities or evidence-to-policy work are invited to apply.

Challenges and progress building research capacity profiled in PLOS NTD

The journal PLOS NTD has published an article profiling the progress and challenges building research capacity in low- and middle-income countries. They highlight successes from TDR and the recent changes made to increase the opportunities.

Improving data collection and management for clinical trials

TDR clinical research and development fellow Clifford Banda is working to improve the quality of data from malaria clinical trials in low resource settings. Based at the Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) in Oxford, he wants to hear from researchers based in low- and middle-income countries about the tools and resources they have.

Call for nominations for 2018 STAC membership

Deadline extended until 28 April: TDR invites nominations for membership on its Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). Several positions will become vacant in January 2018.


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News from TDR Director, John Reeder

This month we have a range of research capacity strengthening activities to report on that are helping countries make important progress on numerous diseases and health systems. Our support to social innovation for health is also gathering more attention and interest.

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

Looking for an expert who has worked on some aspect of infectious diseases of poverty? Need a multi-disciplinary team? Would you like some additional exposure for your work?

The challenges of disease elimination – the example of visceral leishmaniasis

Progress towards the elimination of a neglected tropical disease from a country can sometimes be a curse. It’s easily interpreted that there is no longer any need to address the health problem, and limited resources are redirected to the next priority.

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.