The South-South Initiative for
Tropical Disease Research (SSI) was designed to facilitate sharing of
resources among research groups in Latin America, Asia and Africa in
order to increase competitiveness and optimize scientific opportunities.
The SSI was introduced in March 2001 in Harare, Zimbabwe, on behalf of
the Committee of Pathogenesis and Applied Genomics (PAG
) of TDR, to harness the diverse research and training capability in DECs.