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Social Impact Award

The Desmond Tutu TB Centre (DTTC) received a prestigious Social Impact (SI) Award at the Stellenbosch University (SU) Social Impact Award Ceremony on Thursday, 23 May 2024, at Die Stal in Stellenbosch. The SU Social Impact Awards honour the significant contributions of academic and professional administrative support services (PASS) staff, celebrating the enduring relationships built […]

Posted on 3 June 2024

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Launch of a Multinational Consortium on Lung Ultrasound for Childhood Pneumonia

Pneumonia remains the leading cause of mortality among children under five worldwide, calling for urgent action. The challenge is compounded by the high overuse of antibiotics, driven by a critical shortage of diagnostic tools in many regions. This is where the power of innovation and robust translational research steps in. Introducing **IMCI-PLUS**: An Interdisciplinary, Pan-African-European […]

Posted on 21 May 2024

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The time for action is now!

On Wednesday the 13th of March, the Desmond Tutu TB Centre (DTTC) held the annual World TB Day dissemination meeting at the Biomedical Research Institute Conference venue, Tygerberg Campus. Staff, honoured guests and partners were offered a warm welcome by MCs Dr Jennifer Hughes and Asikhangele (Shoes) Mtshabe. Professor Elmi Muller, Dean of the Faculty […]

Posted on 15 March 2024

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BENEFIT Kids Satellite Session

The BENEFIT Kids Project, funded by Unitaid and led by Stellenbosch University, hosted a satellite session at the 53rd annual Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris.  The session was chaired by Professors Anneke Hesseling and Anthony Garcia-Prats. Results were presented from various studies under the BENEFIT Kids umbrella. Results from the groundbreaking MDR-TB Prevention trial (TB-CHAMP) were […]

Posted on 17 November 2023

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Benefit Kids – BREAKING NEWS

Two New Clinical Trials Find First-Ever Safe and Effective Treatment to Prevent Multidrug-Resistant TB in both Children and Adults: Results Presented at the Union Conference in Paris   The TB-CHAMP Phase 3 Clinical Trial tested levofloxacin in children as part of the BENEFIT Kids project led by the Desmond Tutu TB Centre at Stellenbosch University […]

Posted on 16 November 2023

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The BENEFIT Kids Satellite Session

The BENEFIT Kids project, a multi-country project led by the Desmond Tutu TB Centre and funded by Unitaid, will be hosting a satellite session at the 53rd annual Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris in November. There will also be various other project presentation during the conference.

Posted on 31 October 2023

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Presentation to the WHO paediatric drug optimization group

Dr Dillon Wademan did a presentation to the World Health Organization paediatric drug optimization group on 3 October 2023. He presented on the acceptability of TB treatment and why it is important to understand acceptability as part of TB treatment experiences for children and their caregivers.

Posted on 6 October 2023

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Stellenbosch University leads groundbreaking research project in paediatric TBM

An article on the iThemba research project, written by DTTC clinician, Dr Carien Bekker, was featured on the Stellenbosch University website. The project was launched at Tygerberg Children’s Hospital and is implemented by the Desmond Tutu TB Centre at Stellenbosch University. The aim of this ambitious project, led by Dr. James Seddon, is to address […]

Posted on 20 September 2023

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Competing priorities impact HIV treatment adherence for South Africans with low incomes

An article from sociobehavioural researcher, Abenathi Mcinziba, focusing on the household management of household income and antiretroviral therapy was featured on the AidsMAP website. To read more, please go to: Competing priorities impact HIV treatment adherence for South Africans with low incomes

Posted on 20 September 2023

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Mail & Guardian: 200 Young South Africans – Samkelisiwe Nyamathe

Each year, the Mail and Guardian recognizes the impact that South African Youth make with their 200 young South Africans initiative. The DTTC’s medical officer, Samkelisiwe Nyamathe hs been identified as one of the 200 young South Africans. To read more, please go to: 200 Young South Africans: Samkelisiwe Nyamathe    

Posted on 18 August 2023

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