Tropical disease research

Joint Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean/Tropical Disease Research small grants scheme for implementation research in infectious diseases of poverty

This joint call with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean supports evidence generated from local research for the prevention and control of tropical diseases in countries of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. It takes into account the outcomes of the Expanded meeting for members of the Advisory Committee on Health Research and research experts to discuss integrating research in shaping the future of health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region held on 16–18 February 2014, in Cairo, Egypt. The call welcomes research which links communicable and tropical diseases of poverty in comorbidity with noncommunicable diseases.

Complete information and application process [pdf 239kb]

Download the application form [docx 125kb]

Report on the Expanded meeting for members of the Advisory Committee on Health Research and research experts to discuss integrating research in shaping the future of health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region[pdf 178kb]

Deadline for submission was 20 January 2015.


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