Small Grants Scheme for Implementation Research in Infectious Diseases of Poverty

The Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the World Health Organization WHO/EMRO 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.

Small Grants Scheme for Implementation Research in Infectious Diseases of Poverty

Small Grants Scheme for Implementation Research in Infectious Diseases of Poverty

The 2016-2017 EMRO/TDR SGS priority areas are:

• Testing approaches/interventions to retain robust TB surveillance system among migrant and internally displaced populations • Innovative approaches, at country level, to increase HIV detection among TB patients •

• Innovative approaches, at country level, to increase HIV detection among TB patients •

• Cost-effectiveness of new diagnostic tools for multiple drug resistance (MDR) detection in both public and private heath sectors

• New cost-effective methodologies for establishing quality assurance of malaria laboratory diagnosis • Best approaches for improving access to malaria interventions including surveillance for remote, migrant and mobile populations • Field applications of screening approaches/tools for border/imported malaria • Role of conventional and newly developed vector control measures in different

• Best approaches for improving access to malaria interventions including surveillance for remote, migrant and mobile populations • Field applications of screening approaches/tools for border/imported malaria • Role of conventional and newly developed vector control measures in different

• Field applications of screening approaches/tools for border/imported malaria • Role of conventional and newly developed vector control measures in different

• Role of conventional and newly developed vector control measures in different eco-epidemiological situations, including emergency and urban settings, and outdoor transmission of malaria • Relationship between the key entomological parameters related to Aedes and arboviral transmission, including examining vector and clinical datasets as part of the regional preparedness and response plan • Evaluating and comparing preventive measures to reduce/interrupt transmission of leishmaniasis • Best approaches to confirm interruption of transmission of schistosomiasis and/or onchocerciasis and/or lymphatic filariasis and/or trachoma • Approaches to elucidate epidemiological features and/or assess the burden and/or evaluate the best

• Relationship between the key entomological parameters related to Aedes and arboviral transmission, including examining vector and clinical datasets as part of the regional preparedness and response plan

• Evaluating and comparing preventive measures to reduce/interrupt transmission of leishmaniasis • Best approaches to confirm interruption of transmission of schistosomiasis and/or onchocerciasis and/or lymphatic filariasis and/or trachoma

• Best approaches to confirm interruption of transmission of schistosomiasis and/or onchocerciasis and/or lymphatic filariasis and/or trachoma

• Approaches to elucidate epidemiological features and/or assess the burden and/or evaluate the best case management protocol for mycetoma

• Innovative approaches to increase detection of new cases of leprosy

 

Funds:

US$ 10 000 – 15 000 per grant.

Study duration:

1 Sept 2016 – 31 August 2017

 

Application deadline:

1 August 2016

 

For inquiries and application please contact emrgotdr@who.int or click here for more details

 

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