RaPaed-AIDA-TB will pursue three areas of capacity development
- Training in paediatric TB diagnostics for researchers and adjacent health facilities; headed by Prof Zar’s team (UCT). The program includes general teaching about diagnosing TB in children, study specific procedures, and hands- on training in sputum induction.
- Advice to national TB Programs on implementation of new tests and sampling strategies into national guidelines. Involving these policymakers will accelerate uptake of results and their translation into policy.
- RaPaed-AIDA-TB sponsors PhD or MSc courses for young African scientists, with a focus in accordance with the mission of the consortium.