CAPRISA JOINS KZN TB FORUM

CAPRISA JOINS KZN TB FORUM

Dr Nesri Padayatchi, CAPRISA Deputy Director, has been invited by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Health to participate in its TB/Drug Resistant TB Technical Forum.

The Forum’s objectives are to develop standard operational procedures for clinicians who are involved in the management of TB and Drug Resistant TB. The Forum will also share best practices, devise research agendas and develop measurement tools to assess the effectiveness of the province’s delivery platforms.

Dr Padayatchi’s long standing involvement as a TB Clinician and researcher has led to her publication on her experiences and lessons learned which is widely cited in plans for future research on drug resistant TB.

She is the CAPRISA Principal Investigator for the ACTG and serves on the South African National Multi Drug Resistant TB Advisory Board and on the South African Consultative Committee for Isoniazid prevention for Tuberculosis.

(Published in CAPRISA’s May 2013 Newsletter)


author email : Baxterc1@ukzn.ac.za