Professor Sir Roy Anderson
Mathematical modelling is about to become a key tool in the fight against neglected tropical diseases. That’s the prediction of Professor Sir Roy Anderson, chair in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, and expert in theoretical epidemiology at Imperial College, London.
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  • Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (WHO/NTD)
  • Visceral Leishmaniasis (WHO/NTD)

Country Profiles

25 Mar 2010

Seroprevalence of human Trypanosoma cruzi infection in different geographic zones of Chiapas, Mexico.

A serologic survey was carried out in four different geographic zones of Chiapas, Mexico. A total of 1,333 samples were collected from residents of thirteen communities located on the Coast, Central Mountain, Lacandon Forest and a zone called Mesochiapas. One hundred and fifty one seropositive individuals (11.3%) were identified. Human Trypanosoma cruzi infection was influenced [...]



31 Mar 2010

Global report for research on infectious diseases of poverty

Momentum is gathering towards a major TDR report on the status of research into infectious diseases of poverty that is scheduled for launch in 2011. Eminent international opinion leaders have been invited to be co-authors and a research “think tank’’ of 125 networked experts is taking shape. The Rockefeller Foundation’s prestigious Bellagio Conference Centre in [...]



26 Mar 2010

2010 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

The conference brings together public health professionals to encourage the exchange of scientific and public health information on global emerging infectious disease issues.  The program will include plenary and panel sessions with invited speakers as well as oral and poster presentations on emerging infections. Major topics to be included are current work on surveillance, epidemiology, [...]


Under Discussion

19 Feb 2010

Join Doctors Without Borders For A Panel Discussion On Chagas Disease

Throughout North, Central and South America, Chagas disease infects millions and is among the most common causes of death in many countries. Despite its prevalence, information about Chagas disease is not widely known and there is still no vaccine available to prevent the disease.



27 Mar 2010

TDR Grants

Organization: The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)
Award type: Projects and Programmes
Closing date: Apply any time
TDR supports goal-oriented research. Research opportunities are set out in the various research business lines, which should be studied before submitting a grant application. In addition to the research opportunities outlined in the scientific workplans, [...]