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We fund research designed to find innovative ways to develop new drugs, barriers to the insects and worms that carry the parasites, diagnostics and other tools against infectious diseases in developing countries. We also look for new ways to distribute and increase access to these tools. Work led by researchers from disease endemic countries is always one of our top considerations.


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Joint EMRO/TDR Small Grants Scheme for Implementation Research in Infectious Diseases of Poverty

Submission deadline: 1 August 2016

The Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the World Health Organization WHO/EMRO and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) are pleased to announce the 2016-2017 call for applications of the Joint EMRO/TDR Small Grants Scheme (SGS) for implementation research in infectious diseases of poverty.

This call supports evidence generated from local research for the prevention and control of tropical diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) countries and takes into account the outcomes of two activities at the regional office: i.e. “Integrating Research in Shaping the Future of Health in The EMR” (Feb 2014); “Regional Health Research Prioritization” (Feb 2016) as well as programme priorities; identified by WHO/EMRO technical units, including: neglected tropical diseases, malaria, tuberculosis (May 2016).

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