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Date : 2014 Sunday 13 Apr     |     Code : 29

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World Health Day 7 April





This year’s World Health Day is on the vectors that carry diseases, and TDR has exciting research that is identifying how to reduce the transmission of two major killers – dengue and Chagas disease. The work is taking place in 7 Latin American countries using an environmental and community approach. Watch a video on the project in Bolivia and hear more from those involved.




TDR alumni profile
Mapping Chagas disease and using research to change policy in Ecuador
At a time when Chagas did not officially exist, TDR’s first grant in 1999 enabled Mario Grijalva to analyse blood samples from poor rural populations across the Ecuadorian Amazon, and later coastal areas. He established that Chagas was widespread. “The observations were really scary,” he says. “For the first time, we had scientifically-obtained evidence that there was a very serious problem.”





New grants




Call for applications: 2014 Impact grants
Submission deadline: 30 May 2014
This grant scheme is designed to strengthen capacity for health research that will have an impact on the control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), tuberculosis or malaria. This call is primarily to support acquisition of skills for research that addresses implementation bottlenecks, identifies optimal approaches for real life settings, and promotes the uptake of research findings. The goal is improved health care and its delivery.  MORE >

Grant call for implementation research
Submission deadline: 30 May 2014
The World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO), in collaboration with TDR, is accepting proposals from researchers and health professionals working in disease control programmes of ministries of health, other health sector partners, universities, research institutions and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).  MORE >






Partner news




ANDI established at UNOPS in Ethiopia
An agreement has been signed to house the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) in the offices of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The agreement paves the way for the continued implementation of ANDI activities in Africa, including establishment of the secretariat, five regional hubs, pan African centres of excellence in health innovation, and a portfolio of projects linked to capacity development across the continent.



Gairdner Global Health award given to founder of ivermectin
The Gairdner Global Health award has been given to Satoshi Omura for his role in the discovery and development of ivermectin. The Canadian award was made for the discovery of the microorganism Streptomyces avermitilis and its biologic activity that led to the development of ivermectin, a highly successful treatment for many parasitic diseases, and which helped control onchocerciasis for millions of Africans.









A global picture of health research
An opinion piece on the possibilities of what a global R&D observatory could provide has been published in Scidev.net by TDR’s manager of knowledge management Rob Terry. He writes about the complex challenges and the opportunities – to see in one place the types of research taking place, their stage of progress, funding levels and locations.








TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. 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. 

Posted on   2014 Sunday 13 Apr  Time     by   حسین دهقانیان   
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