Research policy

TDR- For research on diseases of poverty

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. TDR 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.

34th Session of South East Asia Advisory Committee on Health Research

At the Thirty-fourth session of the South-East Asia Advisory Committee on Health Research (SEA ACHR), held in New Delhi on 13–15 December 2015, advisers from Member States of the South-East Asia (SEA) Region met to review progress and prioritize future course of action on health research in the Region. The SEA ACHR is an advisory body with a consultative mandate to support the World Health Organization in the South-East Asia Region in carrying out its constitutional role of promoting and coordinating research relating to global health work, in collaboration with external institutions pursuing common goals and with the scientific community at large.

Yellow Pages of WHO Collaborating Centres in South-East Asia Region

WHO Collaborating Centres (WHO CCs) form part of an international and cross-institutional collaborative network set up by the World Health Organization. WHO CCs are a highly valued mechanism of operation in which relevant institutions are designated by WHO to support the implementation and achievement of the Organization’s planned strategic objectives at the global, regional and country levels; enhance the scientific validity of its global health work; and develop and strengthen institutional capacity in countries and regions.

Research policy

Research policy involves the strengthening of health research systems with the aim of contributing to health system development and health improvement particularly in poorer countries by:


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Directory of WHO Collaborating Centres in South-East Asia Region

WHO Collaborating Centres (WHO CCs) form part of an international and cross-institutional collaborative network set up by the World Health Organization. WHO CCs are a highly valued mechanism of operation in which relevant institutions are designated by WHO to support the implementation and achievement of the Organization’s planned strategic objectives at the global, regional and country levels; ....

Dr. G.B. Nair, PhD
Ag. Regional Adviser
Research Policy and Cooperation Unit
Department of Communicable Diseases
World Health Organization
Regional Office for South-East Asia
World Health House
Indraprastha Estate
Mahatma Gandhi Marg
New Delhi 110 002, India
Telephone: +91-11-23370804, 23370809-11