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HPTN 084 – DSMB Superiority Press Release

HPTN 084 – DSMB Superiority Press Release

Posted on 18 November 2020

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HPTN 084 Site Award for DTTC-SU CRS

Modified Voice Risk Score (MVRS) is a risk assessment tool that is used to determine an individual’s risk of acquiring HIV. The MVRS tool uses 5 standardized questions and assigns a score to each response. The scores are specific to the questions and range from 0 to 2 based on a participant’s response. The scores […]

Posted on 7 October 2020

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Dr Karen du Preez: Putting a spotlight on TB meningitis in children

Original article available: http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7560   Author: FMHS Marketing & Communication / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Sue Segar   Dr Karen du Preez, a clinical researcher with the Paediatric TB Research Programme at the Desmond Tutu TB Centre, recently received a grant of nearly R9 million ($540 000) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United […]

Posted on 17 August 2020

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Research conducted at the Desmond Tutu TB Centre highlighted on “Spotlight”

During World TB day in March 2020, Spotlight featured some of the Centre’s ground-breaking work in paediatric TB research. Cleary spoke to DTTC Director Professor Anneke Hesseling, as well as Dr Megan Palmer, Medical Director at the Centre’s Pharmacokinetics (PK) Unit, based at Brooklyn Chest Hospital. To read the article, please go to: TB in […]

Posted on 22 July 2020

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Request for Proposals (RFP) for development of dispersible formulations of bedaquiline, linezolid and moxifloxacin

  Background Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious cause of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there were 10 million new cases and 1.5 million deaths from TB in 2018. Over one million children developed TB during the same timeframe (WHO 2019). Almost 500,000 of last year’s new TB cases are resistant […]

Posted on 22 July 2020

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Research project bridges treatment gap for children with MDR-TB

“On World TB Day and during World TB month, the global community is appropriately focusing on the rapidly evolving global COVID-19 pandemic. The care of already vulnerable families and children affected by tuberculosis, including MDR-TB, should however not be neglected during this critical time.” This is the message from Professor Anneke Hesseling, Director of the […]

Posted on 1 April 2020

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DTTC annual dissemination event 2019: Research for impact

DTTC annual dissemination event 2019: Research for impact The DTTC annual dissemination event at Hazendal. Photo: TB Proof   The Desmond Tutu TB Centre (DTTC) annual dissemination event was held on the 15th of November 2019 at the historic Hazendal Wine Estate. The theme for the event was “Making a Difference: Research for Impact”. Prof. […]

Posted on 27 November 2019

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DTTC and the BENEFIT Kids Project: Large grant helps SU develop safer and simpler treatment for kids with MDR-TB

DTTC and the BENEFIT Kids Project: Large grant helps SU develop safer and simpler treatment for kids with MDR-TB         Representatives from Unitaid and Stellenbosch University recently met to discuss the BENEFIT Kids project. Photo credit: Wilma Stassen Bringing children’s needs to the forefront of the global TB response, the Desmond Tutu […]

Posted on 6 November 2019

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ACCEPTANCE: MA CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR 2020

ACCEPTANCE: MA CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR 2020   DTTC places a strong emphasis on capacity building through training and development. The Centre would like to congratulate both Dionne Jivan and Kyla Meyerson for being accepted at Stellenbosch University and the University of Johannesburg respectively to complete their MA in Clinical Psychology in 2020.   We would […]

Posted on 30 September 2019

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The 1st International Post-Tuberculosis Symposium. 22-23 July 2019 STIAS Institute, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Posted on 24 August 2019

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