Blog - Healthcare Workers
The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) are working to provide researchers in LMICs with the opportunity to develop advanced skills in clinical research that can in return be used to help build a larger clinical research infrastructure at home.
The numbers are brutal: “Three years, one week, one day” of TB treatment — 23 tablets a day,” to fight the #1 killer in South Africa. Today, the New York Times published an op-ed by Dr. Uvi Naidoo about his three-year struggle to be cured of a severe form of MDR-TB that he contracted during his medical residency in South Africa. Dr. Naidoo’s fight against this awful disease is heartbreaking. And yet it’s all too common.
Gini Williams, TB Project Director at the International Council of Nurses, blogs on International Nurses Day.
Featuring TB survivors, this report highlights the need for a tuberculosis vaccine.