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Table 4 Research coordinating bodies, main OR/IR study implementers and key OR/IR funders, stratified by country

From: Operational and implementation research within Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grants: a situation analysis in six countries

Country Research coordinating body Main implementers Main funders
Democratic Republic of the Congo TB: National TB programme
Malaria: No official body. Stakeholders mentioned different coordination structures. Current ongoing establishment of a coordinating structure within the “Comité Scientifique”.
Ecole de Santé Publique (ESP), Department of Tropical Medicine, Centre National de Pharmacovigilance and the Institut National de Recherches Biomédicales (all associated with Kinshasa University), Swiss TPH Global Fund, Presidents Malaria Initiative/USAID/Centers for Disease Control, Department for International Development, the World Bank, European Union, UNICEF, NGOs and foreign universities
Ethiopia TB: National TB Research Advisory Committee (TRAC)
Malaria: Malaria Research Network of Ethiopia (MRNE)
The Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) has the mandate to coordinate research activities in the area of health but currently has insufficient human resources
Ethiopian Public Health Institute, local health authorities, universities Global Fund, USAID
India TB: Central TB Division, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW)
Malaria: Central Malaria Division, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare; National Institute of Malaria Research; National Vector-Borne Disease Control Programme
The disease control programmes maintain OR/IR committees that oversee and coordinate relevant activities
Government research institutions, Commercial research institutes Government of India
Indonesia TB: TB Operational Research Group (TORG)
Malaria: Development of a structure similar to the TORG is ongoing. The coordination of OR for malaria is currently with the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP)
University of Gadjah Mada, Padjadjaran University, University of Indonesia, National Institute of Health Research Development, Eijkman Institute Global Fund, Government of Indonesia, USAID/KNCV
Myanmar TB: Department for Medical Research (DMR)
Malaria: DMR
The DMR is overseeing and coordinating all research activities in the country
Department for Medical Research, University of Maryland, Mahidol University (Shoklo Malaria Research Unit), Malaria Consortium, Population Services International Global Fund (directly and through RAI) 3 Millennium Development Goal Fund, USAID, Presidents Malaria Initiative Greater Mekong Subregion Malaria Operational Plan, WHO, Japan International Cooperation Agency
Zimbabwe TB: none
Malaria: none
The National Institute of Health Research (former Blair Institute) has the mandate to coordinate research activities in the area of health but its current focus is on implementation of malaria research
BRTI (local NGO), universities, local health authorities, The Union, National Institute of Health Research Global Fund, USAID