News & Events

Principle Investigator, Dr Maxine Caws talks at the ISMM Congress on Mountain Medicine, Kathmandu

The XII ISMM World Congress on Mountain Medicine 2018 was held on the 21st - 24th November in Kathmandu, Nepal. IMPACT TB's Principle Investigator, Dr Maxine Caws, delivered a speech to delegates on high altitude and TB.Read More »

Dr Maxine Caws Interview with the Nepali Times Newspaper

Dr Maxine Caws, the Principal Investigator of IMPACT TB and senior TB researcher at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, was interviewed by the Nepali Times last month. Dr Caws spoke about meeting the End TB target by 2035, the long term commitment required…Read More »

Visit of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on TB to LSTM

On Friday 16th November, LSTM had the pleasure of welcoming four members of the UK parliament and other distinguished guests to showcase the pioneering TB research and professional activities being done in Liverpool. The Right Honourable Nick Herbert MP, chair of the All…Read More »

IMPACT TB team participates in 2018 Union Conference on Lung Health

The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the world’s largest gathering of clinicians and public health workers, health programme managers, policymakers and researchers working to end the suffering caused by lung disease, with a focus specifically on the challenges faced by low-and…Read More »

IMPACT TB to participate in the UNION conference 2018

Everyone at IMPACT TB is looking forward to attending the 49th UNION World Conference on Lung Health to be held in The Hague, Netherlands between 24th & 27th October 2018. Our partner, the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, is proud to host this year's edition.…Read More »

BNMT welcomes new NTC director

BNMT would like to congratulate Dr. Bhim Singh Tinkari on his new role as Nepal's new NTC Director. He was welcomed by BNMT at a ceremony in Kathmandu on 7th August. We wish him well and everyone on the IMPACT TB team looks…Read More »

IMPACT TB 18-month Review Meeting

We are at the half way point of our IMPACT-TB grant and the time has flown by. We all got together on 6th and 7th June 2018, to hold our 18-month progress and planning meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The objectives…Read More »

World TB Day 2018- BNMT Nepal

On March 24, 2018 BNMT Nepal organized World TB Day 2018 events at central and district levels conducting various activities in coordination with the government. To promote TB awareness BNMT distributed T-shirts with the slogan, “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world”. At the…Read More »

Microscopy centre capacity building in Nepal

Dr Andrew Ramsay, with assistance from Research Associate Bhola Rai (BNMT), has been visiting microscopy centres in southern Nepal to assess current facilities and to deliver intensive training and tailored support to microscopy staff in the IMPACT TB's four project districts: Makwanpur, Mahotarri,…Read More »

World TB Day 2018

World TB Day 2018 took place on 24th March and IMPACT TB partners held numerous events to highlight the disease and raise awareness. Karolinska Institutet launched the Centre for TB Research which will be committed to playing a part in ending the global…Read More »

FIT Latent TB Infection Conference in Hanoi

Pursuit of the targets set by the WHO’s End TB Strategy in 2015 has led to an increase in interest in searching, testing and detecting all forms and cases of TB, treating them timely and properly, and preventing infected people from developing active…Read More »


To mark the 50th Anniversary of Britain Nepal Medical Trust (BNMT), a reception was held at the Nepal Embassy in London hosted by his excellency Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi. BNMT was established in 1967 by a group of young British doctors who had…Read More »

Health Economics and Research Ethics Training in Nepal

On 23rd November, Community Mobilizers and District Project Coordinators in Nepal took part in training workshops for IMPACT TB at the Hotel Avocado in Hetauda. Research Ethics training was led by Mrs Elaine Liptrot and Health Economics training was led by Dr Noemia…Read More »

FIT receives 2017 TB REACH Initiative’s Prize

'10th October 2017 - Guadalajara, Mexico - For the second consecutive year, the Stop TB Partnership handed out awards for organizations exceeding in TB excellence during a TB Awards Gala, which took place in Guadalajara on the sidelines of the Union World Conference…Read More »

New BNMT Regional office opens

BNMT has opened a new regional office in Hetauda province in Nepal for the IMPACT TB, Americares and BLF projects.Read More »

New NTC director appointed in Nepal

BNMT wishes to congratulate Dr Kedar Narsingh KC on his appointment as the new NTC director for Nepal. Everyone at IMPACT TB looks forward to working with Dr Narsingh and wishes him well in his new role. Read More »

IMPACT TB training sessions take place in Vietnam

Following the launch of the IMPACT TB project, two-day training sessions have taken place in the Binh Chanh, District 8 and Hoc Mon areas of Ho Chi Minh City. These training sessions aimed to give  participants a more detailed understanding about TB disease…Read More »

The IMPACT TB consortium held a workshop with Nepali stakeholders on 3rd April 2017

The IMPACT TB consortium held a workshop on 3rd April 2017 hosted with the National TB Centre of Nepal, entitled IMPACT TB consultation meeting with Nepal National TB Centre and stakeholders on Active Case Finding Policy in Nepal: successes, challenges and research priorities.…Read More »

The IMPACT TB consortium held a workshop with the Vietnamese NTP on 31st March 2017

The IMPACT TB consortium held a workshop on 31st March 2017 hosted with the National TB Programme of Vietnam, entitled IMPACT TB consultation meeting with Viet Nam National TB Programme and stakeholders on Active Case Finding Policy in Viet Nam: successes, challenges and…Read More »

IMPACT TB holds a policy workshop with the National TB Programme of Nepal

A workshop entitled “‘IMPACT TB consultation meeting with Nepali National TB Programme and stakeholders on Active Case Finding Policy in Nepal: successes, challenges and research priorities’ will be held on 3rd April 2017 in Kathmandu. The workshop will be attended by experienced stakeholders…Read More »

IMPACT TB kick-off meeting Liverpool 28th

The IMPACT TB kick-off meeting was held at the Radisson hotel, Liverpool on 28th February-1st March 2017. Partners came together for a dynamic 2 days of discussions to review advances in research evidence since the project was conceived and to refine project implementation…Read More »