This practical guide was developed through a collaborative process of public engagement led by TDR Global. TDR Global is a worldwide community of passionate scientists and experts who have been working with TDR on research on infectious diseases of poverty.

The core team included Priyanka Shrestha, Clarisse Sri-Pathmanathan, Sana Navaid, Eneyi Kpokiri and Joseph D. Tucker. The working group included the following individuals (in alphabetical order): Meghan Boren, Chelsea Deitelzweig, Noel Juban, Mary Ann Lansang, Pascal Launois, Miguelhete Lisboa, Don Mathanga, Renata Mendizabal, David Routh, Mahmud Ali Umar, Asha Wijegunawardana and Teerawat Wiwatpanit. The end user group included the following individuals (in alphabetical order): Emmanuel Ahumuza, Jackeline Alger, Ogechukwu Benedicta Aribodor, Ana Gerlin Hernandez Bonilla, Obinna Ikechukwu Ekwunife, Noah Fongwen, Debra Jackson, Meredith Labarda, Barwani Msiska, Chukwu Okoronkwo, Wachinou Ablo Prudence, Weiming Tang, Shufang Wei, and Dan Wu. The internal TDR Global peer reviewer was Sassy Molyneux. the public peer reviewers were Kathleen Agudelo, Chinyelu Angela Ekwunife, Elizabeth Osim Elhassan, Hewawasam Enderage Chandana Sampath Kumara, Chukwu Okoronkwo, and Omolola Olojede. The group would also like to acknowledge support from Michael Mihut, Pascal Launois, Makiko Kitamura at TDR and Mia Hoole, Tina Fourie, Debashree Majumdar, Jean Barcena, and Qinyi Liu for communications assistance.


This practical guide resulted from a collaboration between TDR Global, SESH (Social Entrepreneurship to Spur Health), and SIHI (Social Innovation in Health Initiative). The work received support from the TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank and WHO. TDR is able to conduct its work, thanks to the commitment and support from a variety of funders. These include the long-term core contributors from national governments and international institutions, as well as designated funding for specific projects within the current priorities. For the full list of TDR donors, please visit TDR’s website at TDR receives additional funding from Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, to support SIHI.