On the 28th of March 2015, representatives from the Clinical Infectious Diseases Research Initiative (CIDRI) held a World TB Day event at the Ubuntu Clinic in Khayelitsha. About 50 community members attended the event and a great discussion around TB and biomedical TB research was held.
Photo: Dr Friedrich Thieneman described some of the research studies and clinical trials that will be held at the site, and community educators facilitated a question and answer session.Image credit: Ed Young
Teenage learners that were part of the Ehwoza project participated as youth representatives. HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing was available on site as was testing for TB. Khayelitsha has some of the highest TB rates in the world, and the event was successful in educating and engaging community members around TB and biomedical research being conducted within the community.