New articles in the NEJM, Covid-19 & vaccine trials

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…

TASK hosts Researchers from Tanzania

Recently we hosted Dr Nyanda Elias Ntinginya from NIMR – Mbeya Medical Research Centre, Tanzania and Dr Stellah Mpagama from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre Moshi, Tanzania. They traveled to TASK in an effort to discuss opportunities for future collaboration between the organisations. They are pictured here in TASK’s canteen with Duncan McDonald, Dr Elana Van…

Vela in Kenya

TB Alliance Fellowship Training: The objective of the fellowship is mentoring, coaching and support, they visit sites where TB Alliance supports community engagement. “At the fellowship visit in Kibera Kenya, we met with Community Liasing Officer at Kemri Research Unit to discuss the Community Engagement program. We also met with the CAB members to share…

STOP TB Open Windows Taxi Campaign

As winter approaches in, many people find it very comfortable to close windows in order to  keep warm but in many instances that causes the TB bacteria to live longer in the air. TB is air-born and the Community Advisory Board has taken the Stop TB-Open Windows Campaign into the community, especially to the taxi…