- Study on causes of treatment delays among TB patients and risk factors for TB transmission;
- Development of an electronic TB register for TB surveillance;
- Survey of physician practices for TB diagnosis;
- Postmortem studies in adults and children;
- Cost-effectiveness of home-based care; and
- Assessments of TB prevalence in refugee and prison populations.
- Assessment of the efficacy of a new agent (CB-18) to enhance sputum smear testing among adult TB patients;
- Annual risk of TB infection in Botswana was conducted through a skin test survey of 10,000 school-aged children;
- Study of risk factors for malabsorption of anti-TB drugs in HIV-infected TB patients;
- In 1995-1996, 1999, and 2002 CDC conducted national anti-TB drug resistance surveys in collaboration with the BNTP. A survey was launched in 2008 to identify MDR and XDR-TB.
Global AIDS Program in Botswana, the Ministry of Health's National Tuberculosis Programme and the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory. These activities include membership in the National TB-HIV Advisory Committee, membership in the MDR TB Advisory Committee, regular meetings with the National Tuberculosis Programme, a National TB Programme Review in 2006, revision of the 2007 National TB Programme manual, and support to develop and conduct an evaluation of the national isoniazid preventive therapy program in 2008.
BOTUSA has a medical student fellowship to provide third or fourth-year medical students the opportunity to participate in CDC research in Botswana, as well as gain experience with clinical medicine and culture in a developing country.
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