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Communicable Disease Research Program

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Communicable Disease Research Program

Communicable Disease Research Programme is part of the Department of Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis (CHA), PAHO, and Focal Point of Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank)

Objectives: To strengthen the capacity of endemic countries to undertake research aimed at developing new or improved preventive and control strategies of infectious diseases. To foster research effort on infectious diseases of poverty in the form of grants to researchers. To promote implementation research, and the translation of innovation to health impact in disease endemic countries of the American region

Target Population: Researchers, from Latin American and Caribbean countries, Institutions such as universities, disease-control programs or other government entities involved with research and disease prevention and control.

2015 PAHO/TDR Small Grant Programme

The Small Grants Programme is a joint initiative of TDR and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in place since 1995. The goal of the research proposal funded under this call is to develop operational strategies that integrate and deliver joint interventions to control or eliminate infectious diseases of poverty.


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