Global Distribution of Tropical Diseases

Communities of practice Partnerships

South-South Initiative for Tropical Diseases Research
Initiative to Strengthen Health Research Capacity in Africa (ISHReCA)
Malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA)
Research Partnerships for Neglected Diseases of Poverty


Additional web-based resources on tropical diseases are listed below. TropIKA is seeking to expand this list. Contact us with your suggestions. For more visit: GHL Portal

  • A new resource, provided by BIO Ventures for Global HealthExternal Link (BVGH), features information on 16 neglected diseases of the developing world. Described as "the Neglected Disease Pipeline" the resource includes information on: the background to each disease, existing drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics, medicines still needed, potential markets and the current product pipeline. Topics include: epidemiology, malariology and hepatitis.
  • The Nursing Programs.netExternal Link A series of lectures, prepared for US nurses but of great interest to others involved in global health matters, is available free online from Nursing Topics include: epidemiology, malariology and hepatitis.
  • Evidence-Based Tuberculosis Diagnosis A comprehensive resource for evidence syntheses, policies, guidelines and research agendas on TB diagnostics. It has been developed and launched by the Stop TB Partnership's New Diagnostics Working Group.
  • The Center for Global DevelopmentExternal Link is a leading policy "think tank". It engages policymakers and the public to influence the policies of the United States, other rich countries, and such institutions as the World Bank, the IMF, and the World Trade Organization to improve the economic and social development prospects in poor countries. The Center's website includes much that is relevant to health and to the infectious diseases of poverty.
  • The NTD InitiativeExternal Link website focuses on the US government's programme for the control of seven of the neglected tropical diseases. It also includes useful resources on these diseases such as reports, publications, tools and guidelines.
  • Measuring Health DisparitiesExternal Link This interactive course focuses on some basic issues for public health practice -- how to understand, define and measure health disparity. This course examines the language of health disparity to come to some common understanding of what that term means, explains key measures of health disparity and shows how to calculate them. This computer-based course provides a durable tool that is useful to daily activities in the practice of public health.
  • The Civil Society Group on Research for HealthExternal Link has launched a webpage that will enable people to contribute their voice to the debate on civil society organisations' engagement in research for health, access data on civil society organisations to help identify partners, and engage with peers on how civil society organisations' can help focus research for health on people's real needs. (The webpage is within the website of COHRED (the Council on Health Research for Development.)
  • USAID's Global Health eLearning CenterExternal Link is a free online resource for agency staff and health team members to learn about maternal and child health issues, including infectious diseases. Registration is free, and the format does not require much bandwidth, so should be more accessible to learners in developing countries. The latest course to be added to the curriculum, is a six-module learning activity on malaria in pregnancy.
  • HIFA2015External Link brings together more than 2000 health professionals, publishers, librarians, policymakers, researchers and others to stop needless death and suffering due to lack of availability of relevant, reliable healthcare information for healthcare providers in low-income settings. The focus is on primary health care. The goal: By 2015, every person worldwide will have access to an informed healthcare provider. HIFA2015 has more than 2000 professional members in 135 countries worldwide. Members interact via two global email forums - HIFA2015 and CHILD2015.
  • Health Sciences Online (www.hso.infoExternal Link) is the only site where physicians and other health professionals in training and in practice can search over 50,000 courses, references, guidelines, and other high-quality, current, free, and ad-free health sciences resources, reviewed and selected by knowledgeable staff.
  • Real Health NewsExternal Link Published by the Global Forum for Health Research, RealHealthNews is an independent print and web magazine about the connections between health research and policy-making worldwide, in action for the world’s poorest.
  • ChildinfoExternal Link UNICEF’s statistical information, including data used in UNICEF’s flagship publications, The State of the World’s Children and Progress for Children.
  • PATH Vaccine Resource Library (VRL)External Link The VRL seeks to gather the leading immunization resources in a single, easy-to-use website, which has recently been redesigned and upgraded.
  • Will It Work Here?: A Decisionmaker's Guide to Adopting InnovationsExternal Link A 116-page document, available as a PDF, which aims to help decisionmakers determine whether an innovation would be a good fit for their health care organization.
  • Health Sciences OnlineExternal Link HSO delivers authoritative, comprehensive and free health sciences knowledge from accredited educational sources. Search and browse any health sciences topic from over 50,000 courses, references, guidelines, and other learning resources.
  • Academy HealthExternal Link This directory provides key information about US and international post-baccalaureate certificate, master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral programmes in the fields of health services research and health policy.
  • The EQUATOR NetworkExternal Link is an international initiative that aims to improve the reliability of scientific publications by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research.
  • Information for the general public and for professionals about Bancroftian filariasisExternal Link
  • TDR Targets DatabaseExternal Link
  • TDR Image LibraryExternal Link
  • Tsetse control information on www.tsetse.orgExternal Link
  • Equity-Oriented Tool Kit for Health Technology Assessment from the WHO Collaborating Center for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health EquityExternal Link
  • Certificate in the Foundations of Public Health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health (SPH)External Link

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