Medical science has provided cures for many of the infectious diseases that have plagued humankind, but these diseases are still a major cause of death and disability around the world. RTI International researchers are focusing on several of the major global infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and seven neglected tropical diseases. We are working on a number of fronts to lessen the impact of these diseases and to curb their spread.
HIV prevention; counseling and testing; community mobilization and health education; prevention of mother-to-child transmission; promotion of behavior change; development of topical microbicides
Epidemiological analysis; business analysis; technical analysis of potential compounds; promotion of compounds to industry
Operational research; surveillance; data use for targeting; interventions quality
Neglected Tropical Diseases
Neglected Tropical Disease Control Program; scaling up and integration of existing approaches to prevention
Disease surveillance and epidemiology, community resilience and mitigation, health and risk communication, statistical modeling and prediction, vaccines and immunization, data coordination