TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases
A three-finger pinch of salt, a fistful of gur – a sort of unrefined sugar or molasses – in half a litre of water; this simple concoction revolutionized the treatment of diarrhoea in Bangladeshi children in the 1980s. Oral rehydration therapy (ORT), in its various guises, has since become a major tool in the … Continue reading Chowdhury champions constant learning, evaluation and innovation in research
Peter Ndumbe was working in London when the new HIV virus began to emerge in the early eighties. One of the multitude of scientists trying to understand the pathogen, he focused on hepatitis and its possible links to the new virus See the rest of the story here.