Research for Implementation
Accelerating universal health coverage for vulnerable populations in Ukraine and Armenia18 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 researchcOAlition 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.