Tropical disease research

New implementation research funded in Eastern Mediterranean region

TDR news item 
27 January 2017

Eight new implementation research proposals have been selected for the Joint TDR/ World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Region Small Grants Scheme. Projects are on neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis.


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Deadline for submission: 1 August, 2016 Only applicants from the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region are eligible. The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and the Special Programme for Research and Training...

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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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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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Implementation research training, Pasteur Institute, Tunis, 15–17 June 2015

The workshop was held at the Pasteur Institute, Tunis, Tunisia, using the TDR implementation research toolkit and included 16 participants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen....

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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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