The Tropical Disease Research Regional Collaborative Initiative

Drug-resistant tuberculosis 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 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 aims to strengthen health systems and research capacity, including high-quality operational research to prevent and contain malaria and TB.