The Union

TB research in everyday English and local languages

About this series (offered Thursday through Saturday): Each half-hour session will feature a prominent conference speaker presenting plain language highlights in research or policy. Presentations will be followed by isiXhosa and isiZulu interpretation for the benefit of local participants and media. 

Facilitator:  Jody Boffa

I. Thursday, 3 December  18:30-19:00  IMBIZO Hall 4B

The End TB Strategy
Special guest, Dr Mario Raviglione, Director, Global TB Programme, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

II. Friday, 4 December  18:00-18:30  IMBIZO Hall 4B

Advances in TB Research
Special guest, Prof Madhukar Pai, Associate Director, McGill International TB Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

III. Saturday, 5 December  17:00–17:30  IMBIZO Hall 4B

MDR-TB treatment and prevention trials among children
Special guest, Prof Anneke Hesseling, Director, Paediatric TB Research Programme/SARChI Chair in Paediatric TB,  Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa