Only applicants from the WHO Western Pacific Region are eligible
Deadline for submission: 15 October 2018
The WHO Western Pacific Region (WPR) and TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, are pleased to announce the 2018-2019 call for applications for the Joint WPR/TDR Small Grants Scheme for implementation research in infectious diseases of poverty.
Objectives of this joint call for proposals are: to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions in conducting implementation research; and, to facilitate and strengthen implementation research in countries for the control and elimination of infectious diseases of poverty, including research that addresses issues related to the culture and environment that contribute to these problems.
Priority research topics and a list of eligible countries in the region are identified in the call.
For more details, please go to: http://www.who.int/tdr/grants/calls/wpr-tdr-sgs-2018/en/
This is a good research proposal on implementation in infectious diseases in poverty that is people leaving in low income areas where poverty has driven them hence increasing the spread of infectious diseases like Tuberculosis, Cholera. And these people happen to be in areas that is affected by civil war like in the case of the North west and South west region of Cameroon. Also the environment can contribute greatly to the spread of some infectious diseases. Example can be in Douala where it is swampy and there was a Cholera outbreak in Yaounde. This can likely affect individuals in Douala. Culture too play a role in the spread of ailments like HIV/AIDS in some villages in Cameroon where they practice genital mutilation. Coming up with such research implementations can help address the issues.