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SAGE Success story: THINK works smarter to expand its impact

Download the article THINK TB & HIV Investigative Network is a non-profit organisation that conducts world-renowned clinical research in vaccine development, diagnostic tools, and treatment guidelines for TB and HIV. It improves the quality of life of people affected by these diseases through training, capacity building, and engaging with local communities and stakeholders to support... Read more »

THINK screens first patients for TB-CHAMP trial assessing levofloxacin as a preventive therapy for DR-TB

Young children and HIV-positive individuals are at high risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) disease following exposure and infection to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) bacteria. In the absence of appropriate preventive therapy, M.tb-infected children under the age of five have a 50% risk of developing TB. More than 90% of children that are exposed to… Read more »

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