Posts By: Suzanne Staples

Thinking Out The Box

THINK’s work and opening of a new research site at Don MacKenzie hospital was noticed in The Crest Magazine.

Dr Staples is awarded the EDCTP -TDR Clinical Research & Development Fellowship

In September 2017 Doctor Suzanne Staples left for the Netherlands for 1 year as the recipient of the EDCTP -TDR Clinical Research & Development Fellowship. The aim of the fellowship is to build capacity in African researchers through placement at a European Scientific research organisation. Through this placement fellows learn and understand the operation of… Read more »

Empowering our youth

It seems only fitting that I share this article shortly after Africa Day (May 25). As put forth by the South Africa Government, “Africa Day presents an opportunity for South Africans to reconnect and recommit themselves in support of all government Africa and a better world.” This year’s Africa Day celebration theme focused on empowering… Read more »

Stop TB Partnership

THINK is proud to announce that we are partners of the Stop TB Partnership. As partners of Stop TB, THINK endeavours to endorse the values and principles of the Stop TB Partnership : Support implementation of the Global Plan to Stop TB Be active in the area of TB, sustainable development and related fields and committed… Read more »

World TB Day 2015

On 24 March 1882, Dr. Robert Koch announced that he has discovered the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. It is for this reason that World TB Day is held annually on this day. However, it is not a celebration. We can only celebrate once we have managed to End TB. While in our daily work we… Read more »

Community Advisory Group Bulletin – PMB

STEAM STUDY- The evaluation of a standardised treatment regimen of anti-tuberculosis drugs for patients with MDR-TB study started recruiting patients from the November 2014 in Doris Goodwin MRD TB Hospital PMB. Tuberculosis (TB) is a common, infectious, bacterial disease that is spread when an infected person transmits their saliva through the air by coughing or... Read more »

Community Advisory Group Bulletin – DBN

A Phase 2 Open-Label Partially Randomized Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of combinations of bedaquiline, moxifloxacin, PA-824 and pyrazinamide during 8 weeks of treatment in Adult Subjects with Newly Diagnosed Drug-Sensitive or Multi Drug-Resistant, Smear Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Download the full bulletin here  

TB alliance team visit

THINK had the pleasure of hosting the TB alliance team in South Africa recently. The visit , amongst other things, helped to  evaluate the vital tools that  THINK is offering as a Research Organisation  for conducting TB, HIV and other Clinical trials in Durban KZN.

New Clinical Trials Unit in Pietermaritzburg

We are delighted to have opened our newest clinical trials unit in Pietermaritzburg, the provincial capital of KwaZulu-Natal. We will be enrolling patients in MDR TB research trials in October 2014. The site is currently engaging with the local community and surrounding clinics, not only to improve knowledge and awareness about the research we are… Read more »

World TB Day

In celebration of TB World Day on the 24th of March 2014 THINK arranged a vibrant event at Umkhumbane Secondary School with live performances, inspirational talks, and TB screening. The famous Durban-born baritone singer from London, Njabulo Madlala, inspired crowds of learners with his visit. He talked about “Inspiration” and the ability to achieve anything… Read more »