About Tropical Disease Foundation (TDF)

The Tropical Disease Foundation (TDF) is a private, non-stock, non-profit organization founded in 1984 that seeks to control and prevent the spread of infectious diseases with public significance through research, training and the provision of timely and relevant service.

We conduct clinical, operational, and laboratory-based researches on infectious diseases, enter into partnerships with public and private agencies at the national and international level in the implementation of our service and research programs to facilitate technology transfer and serve as a national and international training center for infectious disease management.



The Foundation offers several opportunities for those who wish to support its undertakings.

Endowments Supporting Current Projects

Endowments are invited in the following categories:

  • Benefactors
    P100,000.00 or more
  • Patrons
    P 20,000.00 – P 99,000.00
  • Sponsors
    P 10,000.00 – P 19,000.00
  • Donors
    Less than P10,000.00
  • Friends of
    the Foundation

Cash endowments of P 500,000.00 or more may designate their endowment to a specific research project or for the general use of the foundation.

An endowment of P 1,000,000.00 may sponsor one research project for one year.

Endowment for the Future

Donations of money, securities, property or life insurance can be given to the Tropical Disease Foundation for general support or for specific projects designated by the donor.

Memorial and Honorary Endowments Remembering a Loved One

Endowments may be made in honor or in memory of a friend or relative. The Foundation acknowledges this by giving a certificate of appreciation to the person honored or to the family of the deceased.

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Mission & Vision

Vision Equitable universal access to health for national prosperity. Mission National and local community development through research, training, service,…

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is composed of multidisciplinary members who actively give policy guidelines, advice and direction to the TDF. It meets once every…

Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board was organized by the Tropical Disease Foundation in February 1987 to serve as a combined technical and ethical review board…