04/05/20 PRESS RELEASE – immediate BCG Vaccine Clinical Trial in response to Covid-19 pandemic TASK008 – A placebo-controlled adaptive randomized controlled trial Caption of press photo: TASK nurse injects the first participant, watched closely by study leader Dr Caryn Upton and Professor Andreas Diacon, founder and CEO of TASK. TASK has just injected the…
While the world’s social media is inundated with populist commentary on the coronavirus, here is a tempered comment on what our appropriate response should be. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2003762?query=TOC #coronavirus #vaccines” Above article refers to Bill Gate’s position on Covid-19. In this he mentioned the importance of vaccines. A vaccine to interrupt the transmission of tuberculosis is also…
On Thursday the 7th of November TASK Founder and CEO Andreas Diacon was interviewed on South African national television about the recent trial results pertaining to a potential new TB vaccine: More info can be found here:
TASK was nominated at the Tygerberg Community Awards for “Most valuable NGO 2019”.
Lecturer Prasidh Ramson visited TASK Applied Science to bolster nurses’ training in three basic screening tests that are important for patients that have tuberculosis (TB).Michelle Eriksson, site coordinator at TASK Applied Science, said the training had been a valuable learning experience for nurses. See the full story here.
We would like to congratulate our CEO Prof Andreas and his friend Joeri van Leeuwen on completing the Cape-Epic Mountain Bike Race. “My thanks go to my partner Joeri van Leeuwen. Even the hardest track becomes easy if one can do it in a team.” Prof Andreas
TASK at Epilespy SA Skills & Development Workshop for people with disabilities. “There are qualified graduates in the disabled community and they are faced with an unemployment rate, local organisations have now come together to tackle this issue head-on.” Jaydene Basson, Social Worker for Epilepsy South Africa
The second PanACEA II General Assembly Annual Meeting was held at Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town over the past week. Over 80 delegates from around the world met to exchange ideas and opinions on how to shorten and simplify treatment of uncomplicated pulmonary TB.