Malaria, other vectorborne and parasitic diseases programme

Research on infectious diseases of poverty

New implementation research funded in Western Pacific Region

Twelve new proposals have been selected for the Joint TDR/ World Health Organization Western Pacific Region Small Grants Scheme for implementation research in infectious diseases of poverty. Projects are on malaria, tuberculosis, dengue, and neglected tropical diseases such schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, and food-borne trematodes.

Regional research framework to strengthen communicable disease control and elimination in the Western Pacific

The Division of Communicable Diseases of the WHO Western Pacific Region (WPR) developed a Regional Research Framework to Strengthen Communicable Disease Control and Elimination in the Western Pacific (2013-2017), to provide a regional framework for collaboration with Member States, research institutions and partners to carry out research aimed at strengthening key communicable disease programmes.

TDR activities to strengthen research capacity in the Region

The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. TDR is hosted at WHO headquarters in Geneva, and is sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank and WHO.