IMPACT TB is funded by the European Union
Tuberculosis kills 5,000 people every day and over 1,000 people fall sick with TB each hour. The great majority of these are the poorest members of our society, with limited access to healthcare and no resources to cope with illness. We know that for any infectious disease the best way to control epidemics is either through vaccines or finding and treating every case to prevent transmission. The only TB vaccine, BCG, is not very effective and this has allowed TB to continue to kill millions of people every year. IMPACT TB is a project to find and treat cases of…read more
World TB Day is 24th March and this year's theme is ‘The Clock is Ticking’. TB is preventable & curable, yet kills millions of people worldwide. IMPACT TB has been working hard to reach those in… Read More
The IMPACT TB team at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden continue to publish their results from the programme. Their latest publication is entitled: 'A double-edged sword': Perceived benefits and harms of active case finding for people with… Read More
The IMPACT 2 TB project kick-off meeting was held in Kathmandu on 22nd February 2021. The project team came together with the key government stakeholders for a dynamic discussion on developing a common understanding on the… Read More
Max Caws is the Principal Investigator of IMPACT TB and a senior TB researcher at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She was Head of the TB group at Oxford University Clinical Research Unit Vietnam for 11 years and researches diverse aspects of TB including drug resistance, diagnosis, clinical treatment trials, bacterial virulence and host susceptibility determinants. She is currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal. She has a BSc in biochemistry from the University of St Andrews, a PHD in medical microbiology from King’s College, London, where her thesis topic was tuberculous meningitis, and an MSC in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical…
Kritika Dixit is a Project Manager in a TB research project in Nepal which aims to develop a locally appropriate socio-economic support package for TB affected households. The project is a part of IMPACT TB and is funded by Wellcome Trust. She has been working in Birat Nepal Medical Trust (BNMT) since 2016 and is also a recipient of a Farrar Foundation grant for early career researchers. Prior to working in this project, she worked as Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in Stop TB partnership project. With more than six years of professional experience in public health, Kritika has gained expertise on proposals development, health system strengthening,…
Andrew Carey is the Project Manager for IMPACT TB at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He obtained a Masters in international politics from the University of Glasgow and has been managing EU-funded international development projects in the fields of health and education for the past 5 years.