Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)

Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)

Consultation date: 26 February 2015

Malaria elimination strategy

TDR aims to:

  • Foster research on infectious diseases of poverty that leads to health improvement
  • Engage disease endemic regions and countries in setting the health research agenda
  • Strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions in disease endemic countries to perform research related to their own priority health issues
  • Develop innovative knowledge, solutions and implementation strategies that respond¬† to the health needs of disease endemic countries
  • Translate innovation, knowledge and implementation strategies to policy and practice improving health
  • Promote the involvement of individuals and communities in the use of research evidence to reduce the burden of endemic diseases in their countries

TDR has played a major role in supporting clinical trials on artemesinin-combination treatments (ACTs), development of unit-dose packaging that is better understood by patients, evaluating rapid diagnostic tests, collecting and analysing the safety of medicines for pregnant women, and developing strategies to improve access to effective treatment (particularly at the community level). Currently, TDR is supporting critical research on the impact of insecticide resistance on vector control tools, innovative strategies to enhance malaria surveillance and community case management.

Funding 14 project(s)