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CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

The overarching aim of TB Sequel capacity development activities is to create new African Research Centers of Excellence and strengthen the existing ones which are able to conduct cutting-edge research within a broad spectrum of TB-related research topics, and to provide knowledge on specialized pulmonary assessment and long-term care for TB patients.

Our capacity development activities are not limited to staff employed by the 4 research institutions but will also include medical staff employed either with the collaborating hospitals or the National TB Programs. As a consequence, the medical infrastructure shall be strengthened and the general medical care of TB patients in the respective areas shall be improved.

The objectives of the capacity development work package are:
Individual infrastructure upgrading and…
Individual short and long term training for medical and administrative staff and young researchers working at the African institutions, such as:
  • Various mentoring programs, network research meetings and advanced research methods trainings
  • Training of pulmonology specialists,
  • PhD trainings in socio economic and explorative science sections: Host-Immunology and Pathogen
  • Distant MSc training in epidemiology or/and statistics
  • Training of internal clinical research monitors