CAPRISA TB treatment group attends the McGill Global Health Programs

3 July 2017

CAPRISA Treatment Research Group and post-doctoral fellows and staff attended the McGill Global Health Programs at the McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health in Montreal Canada. The institute held a series of courses over two weeks, from June 12th to June 23rd. Ms Santhana Gengiah, Ms Taruna Chetty, Ms Palesa Xulu and Ms Kelechi Oladimeji attended the Qualitative Methods in Global Infectious Diseases Research course.

     The workshop provided an introduction to Qualitative Research methods and topics included: applying theoretical frameworks, minimizing bias in qualitative research, organizing and analyzing qualitative data and qualitative research ethics. The course included presentations by invited speakers who shared their insights, successes and challenges with implementing qualitative research methods.

     Dr Navisha Dookie attended the Advanced TB Diagnostics course which covered an intensive introduction to the methods used for analysis of whole genome sequencing (WGS) data and its application to infectious disease epidemiology. Ms Nikita Naicker attended the Global Health Diagnostics Course which focused on TB and HIV. The workshop encompassed a mix of plenary talks and panel discussions. “Five of CAPRISA's talented and motivated doctoral and post-doctoral candidates were awarded scholarships enabling career oriented training and development at the McGill Global Health Programs,” said Dr Kogie Naidoo CAPRISA’s Head of HIV and TB Treatment.  “We hope that the new knowledge and insights gained will help them advance scientific understanding of TB and HIV.”

Photo: Front: Palesa Xulu; Back: (L-R): Navisha Dookie, Santhana Gengiah, Kelechi Oladimeji, Taruna Chetty.