• Organization TypeInstitute, Association
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersSwitzerland
  • Founded1974

Tropical Disease Research (TDR)

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. It is hosted at the World Health Organization (WHO), and is sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and WHO. Their Vision The power of research and innovation will improve the health and well-being of those burdened by infectious diseases of poverty. Their Mission To foster an effective global research effort on infectious diseases of poverty and promote the translation of innovation to health impact in disease endemic countries. History TDR’s rich legacy began with the agreement at the World Health Assembly in May, 1974 to set up the programme. Since then, TDR has provided the most vulnerable communities in the world with new prevention strategies, treatments and approaches. It has also significantly strengthened research capacity in those countries.
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Job openings over the past year

6Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Postgraduate Support: Implementation Research
  • Individual Consultant: Support the Implementation Research Projects on Visceral Leishmaniasis...
    Worldwide, Switzerland

Staff at Tropical Disease Research (TDR) have experience in


  • reproductive health
  • research & development
  • development
  • health systems
  • project support


  • managerial experience

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Company Offices

  • Switzerland (headquarters)
  • Geneve
  • Avenue Appia 20 1211 Geneva 27