Research activities

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.

Calls for grant applications or/and letters of interest


Research on the vulnerability of preventive chemotherapy of helminth infections to emergence of drug resistance:

QUANTITATION OF THE VARIABILITY OF PARASITE/HOST RESPONSE TO DRUGS

Deadline for submission: 12 April 2015, midnight, Geneva

Proposals are being accepted to quantitate the variability of parasite/host response to the drugs used to control schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths, onchocerciasis or lymphatic filariasis.


Call for expression of interest

Deadline for submission: 22 March 2015, 12:00 (GMT)

Are you a researcher or health care provider (doctor or nurse) working on cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) or seeing CL patients? If yes, are you interested in joining a collaborative initiative on CL clinical trial methodology to improve the way treatments for CL are tested?

More effective, safe and user-friendly treatments for CL are needed, as well as better, standardised methods to assess them. This project is designed to improve future CL intervention trials, and thus, improve treatment for CL patients.


TDR/PAHO Small Grants Scheme for operational research for joint interventions

Deadline for submission: 15 March 2015

Only applicants from the WHO Americas region eligible.

This is a call to develop operational strategies that integrate and deliver joint interventions to control or eliminate the infectious diseases of poverty listed below. Projects should incorporate implementation/operational research and research capacity strengthening. Research which includes co morbidity of infectious diseases with noncommunicable diseases is encouraged.

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