Pragmatic Clinical Trial for a more Effective Concise and Less toxic MDR-TB treatment regimen(s) (TB-PRACTECAL)

Author: Dr Ronelle Moodliar THINK has proudly participated in the MSF sponsored TB-PRACTECAL clinical research trial since 2017, a phase II/III clinical trial sponsored by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), that tested a six-month regimen of bedaquiline, pretomanid, linezolid and moxifloxacin (BPaLM), amongst 2 others, against the locally accepted standard of care. At the time… Read more »

Promising early signs from mobile X-ray TB screening pilots

One of the most intriguing findings from South Africa’s first National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey was that out of 234 people found to have TB, 58% had abnormal chest X-rays without experiencing any TB symptoms. Not surprisingly, the short report in which the findings were made public recommended the expanded use of X-ray technology for TB… Read more »

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 »

International Nurses Day 2021

The 2021 International Nurses' Day seeks to highlight the ways nurses are innovating care and also explores what nursing may look like in the future. The theme of this year’s campaign is titled: A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare. International Council of Nurses (ICN) president Annette Kennedy said: “The global Covid-19... Read more »

Bonginkosi’s Story – THINK’s 240th patient in the MSF clinical trial study

"When I told my wife that I was going to be hospitalized for a long time, she couldn't stop crying." Bonginkosi Emmanuel Mkhize is a 32-year-old refrigerator mechanic based in Durban, South Africa. He is the 240th patient to participate in the MSF study. The aim of this research: to find a new cure for resistant tuberculosis. Tuberculosis Durban... Read more »

Nurse Nokuphila Shoba

Hi my name is Nokuphila and I’m a RESEARCH NURSE…..💕 Working on cures and vaccines is my speciality. The most stressful part during the COVID-19 pandemic is being in a clinic and not knowing the COVID-19 status of your patients. We are coming in contact with patients every day who may not even know they… Read more »

Nurse Odette van Amsterdam

Did I Know as a young girl that I would be nurse …? the answer is a simple …. NO!!! When I was in primary school, I wanted to be teacher like my mom. In high school I considered being a dietician and physiotherapist. I went to get a change of spectacles in Grade 11… Read more »

From Dr Jocelyn Jansen Van Vuuren

To all the nurses I have had the pleasure to work with, and especially to the nurses I’ve worked with lately at THINK, I think your work does go mostly under appreciated. Today we should celebrate all of you, and more importantly you should celebrate yourselves and take pride in the work that you do…. Read more »