Operational research in tropical and other communicable diseases

Two healthy Egyptian children smiling at the cameraTropical diseases cause a heavy toll of illness and death, especially among children in endemic areas. Photo credit: Mary Hughes Operational research in tropical and other communicable diseases is a scientific programme that coordinates, supports and promotes efforts to combat infectious diseases of regional importance. It supports operational research projects by:

funding specific research covering infectious diseases and examining the cultural and environmental factors that contribute to these diseases

conducting research methodology workshops and follow-up visits

recruiting consultants and providing online technical assistance in proposal development and data management to strengthen the capacity of institutions and national health research systems.


Occult hepatitis B virus infection among Egyptian blood donors

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) remains a major public health problem worldwide. Egypt is considered an area of intermediate for the virus. HBV transmission by hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) negative...

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Researchers from Senegal and Colorado State University have found that ivermectin, a cheap, common heartworm medication used to combat onchocerciasis (river blindness) and other parasitic diseases, could also dramatically interrupt...

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Nine out of ten deaths from malaria occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Various control measures have achieved some progress in the control of the disease, but malaria is still a major...

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In focus

Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2014 In line with health research needs identified by both the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and TDR, this call is...

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Under the theme of ”Beyond aid…research and innovation as key drivers for health, equity and development”, the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) and the Global Forum for Health Research will...

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An intercountry workshop on operational research methods and proposal development in communicable diseases was held from 8 to 13 October 2011 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The objective of the workshop was...

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