Wednesday, March 11, 2009
CALL FOR CONCEPT NOTES: Community-based Ecosystem Management Interventions for Disease Prevention
The UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), invites concept notes for research projects on innovative community-based ecosystem management approaches to dengue and Chagas disease prevention in low and middle-income countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It is expected that projects funded under this initiative will:
- Lead to a better understanding of the interaction between ecological, biological, social and economic ("eco-bio-social") determinants of dengue and Chagas disease transmission in Latin America and the Caribbean;
- Contribute to the development of inter-sectoral ecosystem management interventions for dengue and Chagas disease prevention; and
- Contribute to innovation and application in public health policy and practice regarding ecosystem management interventions for communicable disease prevention.