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Dr Lyda Osorio has devoted her career to one mission: reducing the toll of neglected tropical diseases like malaria and dengue in her country, Colombia, and across Latin America.


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Diagnostic opportunities for parasitic infections that cause epilepsy

The World Health Organization (WHO) and TDR have published a report on diagnostic challenges and opportunities of taeniasis and neurocysticercosis, which often leads to preventable epilepsy in many low resource settings worldwide.

Assessing the need for a schistosomiasis treatment database

A database of individual participant-level information could benefit schistosomiasis clinical research and treatment policies, according to a study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. The study was conducted by a group of researchers from the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford, the Luxembourg Institute of Health and TDR.

TDR 2015 Results Report shows significant progress and lessons learnt

TDR’s progress report against 23 key performance indicators was approved at this week’s Joint Coordinating Board, TDR’s highest governing body. The 2015 Results Report tracks 3 overarching categories related to not only what is done (technical expected results), but also how it’s done (application of organizational core values and managerial performance).

TDR’s annual board meeting finds well-functioning programme with growing partnerships

At this year’s session of the JCB – the Joint Coordinating Board, TDR’s top governing body commended the Programme for a successful year, and reviewed an external evaluation of the 2012-2017 strategy that it had commissioned.

Implementation research training results in funded TB projects in India

The Indian Government is funding 12 new research projects to improve access to tuberculosis care for the most vulnerable. TDR has provided training for this initiative of the Indian Council of Medical Research, which is bringing together research and disease control.The goal is increased national capacity to develop solutions to health system bottlenecks.

 


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News from TDR Director, John Reeder

This has been the month for annual review and planning for the future with our Joint Coordinating Board. We also have updates on environmental health research, how implementation research is helping India with tuberculosis, and the critical role diagnostics play in reducing epilepsy in many countries.

Reshaping how we strengthen research capacity to improve healthcare delivery

We’ve made some critical changes in the types of research education and training support we provide in order to focus our work and increase our effectiveness. These changes have moved us more strongly into implementation research, and I’d like to explain why.

A new platform for research networking, to be launched in November 2016.

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.