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Loyal team member of the DTTC retires

Vaughn, loyal service dog to Dr Rory Dunbar for the past 11 years, is retiring from duty. Vaughn has been a consistent presence at the DTTC and he will be missed!

Posted on 20 September 2022


Launch of GAP-f for child friendly medicines

Anneke Hesseling was featured in a Global Accelerator for Paediatric Formulations Network (GAP-f) Initiatives video. GAP-f is a WHO Network hosted within the Research for Health Department in the Science Division and was created to respond to the paediatric treatment gap, including the need for paediatric tuberculosis treatment. Follow the link to watch the video:

Posted on 2 March 2022


Impact and intersection of the COVID-19 and tuberculosis pandemics in Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa

Please join us for a webinar to share preliminary findings from the IMPAC19TB study Join via Zoom: Day 1: Meeting ID: 841 9781 5674 Access password: 740706   Day 2: Meeting ID: 818 0072 7968 Access password: 426773 Time: 13H00 – 15H00 (SAST)/08H00-10H00 (BRT)/18H00-20H00 (NOVT)/16H30-18H30 (IST) Interpreters for Portuguese, Russian and Hindi will […]

Posted on 25 February 2022


Prof Anneke Hesseling awarded Honorary Membership at the World TB Union

Prof. Anneke Hesseling was awarded the title of Honorary member of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. This title is awarded to persons who have made significant contributions to advance and support the work of The Union. The Award was presented at the virtual General Assembly on 22 December 2021. To read more, […]

Posted on 4 February 2022


Archbishop Desmond Tutu: A small man with a large legacy

Nulda Beyers (Founding Director, Desmond Tutu TB Centre), Anneke Hesseling (Director, Desmond Tutu TB Centre, and Mariana Kruger (Executive Head, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Children’s Hospital) Today, we mourn the death of giant. We also celebrate a life well lived and dedicated to the service of others, including addressing […]

Posted on 28 December 2021


BENEFIT KIDS: Progress on the PETITE study

Children participating in the PETITE study at Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa. *All pictures were taken with permission. The PETITE study, funded by Unitaid as a part of the larger BENEFIT Kids project, aims to expand antiretroviral options for HIV prevention and treatment in neonates.  Compared to adults, the number of antiretroviral drugs with l dosing and […]

Posted on 22 November 2021


WomenofSU Negotiating intimacy in a changing HIV landscape

#WomenofSU: Negotiating intimacy in a changing HIV landscape Lario Viljoen, sociobehavioural researcher at the DTTC, was featured on the Stellenbosch University website as part of their #WomenofSU initiative during women’s month. Her PhD research on intimacy and HIV highlights the importance and the role of women in this field of study. Please visit the link […]

Posted on 18 August 2021


ACTG CAB Newsletter 2nd Edition Newsletter 2nd Edition

Posted on 21 June 2021


The BENEFIT Kids Project: An update so far The BENEFIT Kids Project, or Better Evidence and Formulations for Improved MDR-TB Treatment for Children, is a Unitaid-funded project aimed at contributing to reduced morbidity and mortality of children with MDR-TB through better access to improved prevention and treatment. The study, launched in 2019, has made remarkable […]

Posted on 21 June 2021


Trial recommends shorter treatment for less severe TB in children

“The SHINE trial is the first tuberculosis treatment-shortening randomised-controlled clinical trial in children. It’s a milestone. We’ve suspected for a long time that we are over-treating many children with TB, but now have clear, pragmatic evidence to inform policy and clinical practice,” said Professor Anneke Hesseling of the Desmond Tutu TB Centre (DTTC) in the […]

Posted on 27 January 2021