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Tropical disease research progress 1975-94 : highlights 1993-94 : twelfth programme report of the UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR). by

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Published by World Health Organization in Geneva .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Other titlesTDR-- 20 years of progress, TDR-- 20 ans de progres
ContributionsSpecial Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases.
LC ClassificationsRC961.5 .T72 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 168 p. :
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL574704M
ISBN 109241561793
LC Control Number96161788

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This book is the result of a long process that began with a series of Latin American Bioinformatics Training Courses for Tropical Disease Research. These courses, sponsored by WHO-TDR, took place in São Paulo, Brazil, in the years , , , and They were designed as crash courses for biological researchers, trying to cover in 2 weeks enough information to enable biologists to. The Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine, fourth edition is the definitive resource for medical problems in tropical regions, and in low-resource settings. Comprehensive in scope, and concise in style, this portable guide ensures that you always have the vital information you need at your fingertips/5(64). An introduction to Tropical Disease: A review article International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Tropical Diseases, July-September, ;2(3) 83 7. Tropical disease, any disease that is indigenous to tropical or subtropical areas of the world or that occurs principally in those areas. Examples of tropical diseases include malaria, cholera, Chagas disease, yellow fever, and dengue.. Historical overview of tropical diseases. Diseases of the tropics and subtropics have been known since ancient times.

Health programmes. In the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) was established to focus on neglected infectious diseases which disproportionately affect poor and marginalized populations in developing regions of Africa, Asia, Central America and North South was established at the World Health Organization, which is the executing agency, and is. Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. This guidance provides information on the implementation of section of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of (FDAAA), which added.   This book is intended to serve both as a textbook for short bioinformatics courses and as a base for a self-teaching endeavor. It is divided in two parts: A. Bioinformatics Techniques and B. Case Studies. Each chapter of the first part addresses a specific problem in bioinformatics and consists of a theoretical part and of a detailed tutorial with practical applications of that theory using Cited by: 3. Tropical Diseases. Some of the organisms that cause tropical diseases are bacteria and viruses, terms that may be familiar to most people since these types of organisms cause illness common in the U.S.. Less well known are those more complex organisms commonly referred to as of these types of agents may be referred to generically as pathogens -- meaning any organisms that cause.