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Call Senior Fellowship (SF)
Programme EDCTP2
Start Date 2017-04-01
End Date 2022-03-31
Project Code TMA2015SF1041
Status Active


What is the feasibility, accuracy, and optimal manner in which next-generation tests for tuberculosis can be used in high-burden setting? (The OPTIMAL DIAGNOSIS study)


To evaluate the point-of-care feasibility, accuracy and effectiveness of highly sensitive, next-generation diagnostics for the diagnosis of pulmonary TB, extra-pulmonary TB, and drug-resistant TB, whilst assembling a comprehensive, well-characterised biobank for the future research, training, and capacity development.

Host Organisation

Institution Country
Stellenbosch University (SU) South Africa

Study Design

Diagnostic evaluation

Students Supervised

Type Name Title University Start Date End Date
Post-doctoral fellow Byron Reeve Dr SU 2016 2021
PhD Stephanie Minnies Ms SU 2018 2021
PhD Samantha Pillay Ms SU 2016 2021
Post-doctoral fellow Charissa Naidoo Dr SU 2016 2021
PhD Georgina Nyawo Ms SU 2017 2021
PhD Gcobisa Nglangalavu Ms SU 2019 2021
PhD Yonas Ghebrekristos Mr SU 2020 2023
MSc Loren Rockman Ms SU 2019 2021


https://doi.org/10.1016/ S2213-2600(19)30370-4

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