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ACTG CAB Newsletter 2nd Edition

https://blogs.sun.ac.za/dttc/files/2021/06/CAB-Newsletter-2nd-Edition.pdfCAB Newsletter 2nd Edition

Posted on 21 June 2021

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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

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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

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On the 9th of December, Unitaid, the funder for the TB CHAMP trial as part of the BENEFIT Kids Project, featured the TB CHAMP study on their website. In the article they highlight the amazing work that has been done as part of the study and introduce some of the dedicated team members who are […]

Posted on 10 December 2020

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PETITE study searches for best treatment options for newborns exposed to HIV

The PETITE Study, as part of the Unitaid sponsored BENEFIT Kids project, was recently featured on the Stellenbosch University website. As part of the study, researchers from the Desmond Tutu TB Centre are searching for the safest and most effective treatment for babies at high risk of contracting HIV. To read more, please click on […]

Posted on 2 December 2020

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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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