About

Our Vision

Funding research to build an increased understanding of the transmission of Neglected Tropical Diseases in order to improve strategies for their prevention

R2STOP’s purpose is to promote and fund research that will close existing knowledge gaps in the relationship between hosts, environment, and the pathogens that cause the conditions known as Neglected Tropical Diseases.

R2STOP is an initiative of effect:hope and TMTEL.

 

 



WHAT IS R2STOP?

Contributing to a global research strategy focused on eliminating, eradicating and controlling NTDs, R2STOP seeks to build a greater understanding of NTD transmission to prevent infection of selected diseases. In addition to funding relevant, innovative research, the R2STOP initiative fosters collaboration, and provides opportunities for the sharing and translation of knowledge among research grantees.

The research agenda is set to investigate essential questions to understanding how to interrupt the transmission of NTDs. This initiative is designed to contribute to the achievement of elimination, eradication and control goals of the London Declaration and WHO roadmap for NTDs.

 
 
 Objectives:
 
  1. Establish, and amend as needed, an agenda aimed at bridging the gaps in our understanding of neglected tropical diseases (NTD) transmission that will complement a global research strategy focused on eliminating, eradicating and controlling NTDs.
  2. Facilitate the development of research proposals from all sectors of the research community, in any aspect of transmission commensurate with the R2STOP Research Policy.
  3. Provide an efficient, transparent and scientifically rigorous selection process of research projects according to priorities set in the R2STOP Research Policy.
  4. To provide a high-quality, scientific monitoring mechanism of research project(s) supported by R2STOP.
  5. To develop a platform to encourage collaboration and opportunities for the sharing and translation of knowledge among research grantees. 
 

HISTORY

The R2STOP – Research to Stop Neglected Tropical Diseases transmission – Initiative was founded in 2014 by effect:hope. In 2015, TMTEL joined as a co-sponsor of the initiative.

Recognizing that there are gaps in the understanding of transmission of some neglected tropical diseases, effect:hope established a research initiative with an agenda to answer stubborn questions that remain about transmission.

Finding answers to these questions is critical to interrupt the transmission of these diseases and make progress towards the elimination, eradication and control goals of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases and WHO Roadmap for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) .


SCIENTIFIC REVIEW COMMITTEE

We seek to provide a high-quality, scientific monitoring mechanism of research project(s) that we support. We aim to  develop a platform to encourage collaboration and opportunities for the sharing and translation of knowledge among research grantees.

  • Peter Steinmann (Chair), Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
  • Abraham Aseffa, Armauer Hansen Research Institute
  • Elaine Ignotti, Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso and Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso
  • Paul Saunderson, American Leprosy Missions
  • Erwin Schurr, McGill University

We welcome contributions to the R2STOP initiative. Consider funding ground-breaking research to understand and stop the transmission of Neglected Tropical Diseases.