Health care workers (HCWs) and particularly our nurses, are at a higher risk of getting infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) and COVID-19 compared to the general population. Nurses are a precious resource in the fight against this disease that is often not appreciated, seen or heard by health care systems and governments despite sacrificially… Read more »
Nurse Simangele Mazobe together with Adherence Counsellor Pinky Nkabinde helping MDR TB patients to pack their pill boxes with their monthly supply of DR-TB medication. The team also provide intensive adherence counselling to all newly initiated DR-TB patients in the uMgungundlovu District. Many patients have expressed how much they appreciate the pillbox packing support and… Read more »
Nurses Nonjabulo Msibi, Bhekisisa Khumalo and Nontobeko out in the community conducting household contract tracing for a TB patient recently seen at Edendale Hospital. Through this particular household visit one of the family members tested positive and was then directed to a clinic to commence with the TB treatment. While conducting these house visits the… Read more »
My name is Lungile Phakathi, currently the only nurse working on a peadiatric trial at THINK. I work for the Janssen study which has been going on for some time . I have been with THINK for quite a long time and I have worked in every clinical research site at THINK. I have never… Read more »
Nurse Nondumiso Radebe is part of the USAID TB LON-SAFT uMgungundlovu team that does invaluable work among Community Care Givers (CCGs). Nurse Nondumiso Radebe training Mafakathini Clinic outreach team on DR-TB. Training topics addressed infection control, and contract tracing and the importance of adherence to treatment. Through these training sessions and interaction with Nondumiso, the… Read more »
To the Phenomenal nurses at THINK, especially the HCTU. Thank you for being you, for all that you do and for all that you bring to the THINK team. We are so grateful for each of you and appreciate you so much! You are often the 1st face a patient sees when they arrive at… Read more »
THINK’s work and opening of a new research site at Don MacKenzie hospital was noticed in The Crest Magazine.