Welcome to the new Friends of TDR social networking site!
This is a place for anyone connected – past or present – with TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases.
Do you want to connect with a colleague from the past or ask a question to other experts? Post a blog, but please follow our guidelines of no posting or promoting commercial products.
Make sure you create an account first, which will help others find you to connect.
Research teams in low- and middle-income countries currently conducting implementation research projects on infectious diseases of poverty are invited to participate in a pilot training workshop. The workshop is part of a module-based Toolkit designed to strengthen research capacity.
Numerous funding agencies are working together to improve support to research organizations in low- and middle-income countries. A small group of ESSENCE on Health Research initiative members met recently to explore how best to collaborate to address existing research management gaps and needs. They looked at lessons learned and feedback from their 2012 best practice publication, Five keys to improving research costing in low- and middle-income countries, and began…Continue
FIND, the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, and TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training on Tropical Diseases, have joined forces to increase access to clinical reference materials needed in the development of diagnostics for tuberculosis (TB). Currently, there are no point-of-care tests recommended for use by the World Health Organization. As a result, TB often goes undiagnosed in people who do not have easy or close access to health care facilities, leading to…Continue