Research for Implementation

Accelerating universal health coverage for vulnerable populations in Ukraine and Armenia
18 studies supported by TDR show how operational research helps public health programmes reach vulnerable populations. The research findings are already informing programmes funded by the Global Fund and PEPFAR.

Shaping the Research Agenda

WHO and TDR join coalition for free digital access to health research
cOAlition S is built around Plan S, which consists of 10 principles to ensure that the results from publicly-funded research, must be published in Open Access Journals, on Open Access Platforms, or made immediately available through Open Access Repositories without embargo.

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Promoting implementation research for accelerating universal health coverage

In recent years, the field of implementation research has been steadily growing in disease-endemic countries. TDR has been a pioneer in partnering with universities and other training institutions in low- and middle-income countries to build both individual and institutional research capacity.

Ensuring ethical conduct of implementation research

TDR and WHO's Global Health Ethics team have jointly developed a training course for researchers and research ethics committees on the important ethical considerations in implementation research (IR). The course comprises six interactive modules interspersed with activities including case studies, role-play and quizzes.

Global Conference on Implementation Science showcases graduates of TDR’s postgraduate training scheme

Seven graduates from the universities implementing the scheme - in Bangladesh, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Lebanon, South Africa, and Zambia – were selected to present their implementation research projects on neglected tropical diseases and TB at the conference hosted by BRAC University’s James P. Grant School of Public Health in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 29 June – 1 July 2019.

Tackling malaria hotspots in the Amazon

In the northern Amazonian region of Loreto in Peru scientists at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia have been studying the burden and causes of residual malaria. This research will inform the development of new approaches to drive down transmission in the region. It is part of a 13-country project spanning Latin America, South-East Asia, Africa and the Western Pacific region.


TDR Co-Sponsors

Call for applications

To carry out research on sexual and reproductive health and rights and infectious diseases of poverty linked to mass migration in the Americas.

TDR Global launches crowdfunding challenge to help researchers fund their own research future

We are launching an innovation challenge to identify individuals with promising infectious diseases research ideas in low- and middle-income settings to build their capacity to crowdfund their research.

TDR Global
is a community of passionate scientists and experts who have been working with TDR to support global research efforts on infectious diseases of poverty.

About TDR: Building the science of solutions

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) is a global programme of scientific collaboration established in 1975. Its focus is to improve the health and well-being of people burdened by infectious diseases of poverty through research and innovation. 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.