The Tropical Disease Research Regional Collaborative Initiative (TDRRCI)


Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and malaria pose major threats to health security in the Asia-Pacific region. A consortium led by Menzies School of Health Research has been formed with institutions in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia and the Burnet Institute (Melbourne) to address these challenges. This two-year Australian Government program, the Tropical Disease Research Regional Collaboration Initiative: Responding to Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Malaria in the Asia-Pacific (TDRRCI) aims to strengthen health systems and research capacity, including high-quality operational research to prevent and contain malaria and TB.


  • Burnet Institute
  • Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Indonesia
  • Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Papua New Guinea National Department of Health
  • Papuan Health and Community Development Foundation
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • University Malaysia Sabah


Funding: $2,000,000

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