Delighted to work with TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases and would like to showcase their SORT-IT programs.

The Structured Operational Research and Training IniTiative (SORT IT) is an initiative with global partners, coordinated by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. The purpose of the SORT IT initiative is to make countries and institutions “data rich, information rich and action rich” to improve public health.[Harris A.D. et al. 2018] Participants enrolled into the SORT IT programs conduct operational research on different topics in public health ranging from AMR to infectious and non-communicable diseases.

The AMR-SORT IT initiative was developed to build sustainable operational research capacity particularly in low and middle income countries to develop and translate evidence to support policy and practice on the ‘emergence, spread, and health impact of AMR’.[Zachariah R. et al. 2022

In April 2022, AMR-SORT IT covered seven countries in Asia (Nepal, Myanmar), Africa (Ghana, Sierra Leone, Uganda) and Latin America (Colombia, Ecuador). Resources for AMR-SORT IT can be accessed from the page highlighted below or from the TDR website.