EMRO/TDR Small Grants Scheme for Implementation Research in Infectious Diseases of Poverty

The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) are pleased to announce the 2016–2017 call for applications of the Joint EMRO/TDR Small Grants Scheme (SGS) for implementation research in infectious diseases of poverty. 

The goal of the TDR strategy is to foster research on infectious diseases of poverty that lead to health improvement, strengthen research capacity of the individuals and institutions in developing countries, and develop implementation strategies and solutions that respond to health needs of these countries. It also aims at translating research results into policy and practice by improving health and promoting the engagement of individuals and communities in using research evidence to reduce the disease burden in their respective countries. 

This call supports evidence generated from local research for the prevention and control of tropical diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region countries and takes into account the outcomes of 2 activities at the Regional Office: “Integrating Research in Shaping the Future of Health in the Region” (February 2014); “Regional Health Research Prioritization” (February 2016) as well as  programme priorities identified by WHO regional technical programmes, including: neglected tropical diseases, malaria, tuberculosis (May 2016). It emphasizes the importance of using implementation/operational research for ALL priority topics below. In addition, the call welcomes research which links more than one priority in the list mentioned below.

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