The objectives of the Networking Work Package are:

  1. Strengthen the links between partner institutions by integrating and harmonizing common activities to create an enabling environment for the exchange of knowledge;
  2. Facilitate translation of evidence from the TB Sequel Study into policy and practice through the participation of local, regional and international stakeholders;
  3. Coordinate and cooperate with other research networks to ensure the relevance of the research activities.

Under each objective a number of activities is to be implemented. They include annual network meetings, mentorship program for young searchers, exchange programs for trainees and medical staff.

Each African study site organizes scientific meeting to disseminate research activities reports in which policy makers are invited to take part.

The sites are encouraged to convene meeting with National Tuberculosis Programs and other relevant decision making bodies to define priorities for clinical and operational research.