What PAHO does
PAHO's Communicable Disease Research and Partnerships Program has built strong alliances with the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) to implement strategic projects and programs to support the elimination of HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases.
TDR, a global program of scientific collaboration, helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. Under this program, PAHO implements small grants and operation research projects to improve performance, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of health interventions aiming at eliminating communicable diseases. Under this program PAHO also strengthens operational research capacity of program managers and implementers through the Structured Operational Research and Training IniTiative (SORT IT).
The Global Fund, an international partnership that mobilizes US$4 billion a year in projects, seeks to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics. PAHO partners with Global Fund to lead the regional health matters, to set norms and standards, to monitor and assess global health trends and risks, to shape research agendas, to articulate evidence-based policy options, and to provide technical assistance and support to countries in the elimination of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria in the Region of the Americas.