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IMPACT-TB policy dialogue workshop held in Nepal

Posted on: July 09, 2019

Following the successful IMPACT-TB consortium meeting on 2nd & 3rd July, Karolinska Institute in Sweden convened a policy dialogue workshop in Nepal in collaboration with the National TB Programme and BNMT Nepal. The workshop brought together stakeholders from the national government, the National…Read More »

IMPACT TB partners assemble in Kathmandu for annual meeting

Posted on: July 05, 2019

With 6 months remaining on the IMPACT-TB project, we held our final consortium meeting on 2nd & 3rd  July 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal to review progress made since our late meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 12 months ago and also to…Read More »

IMPACT TB annual meeting to be held in Kathmandu

Posted on: May 27, 2019

  We are delighted to announce that the IMPACT TB annual meeting for 2019 will take place in Kathmandu and hosted by BNMT-Nepal on 2nd & 3rd July. Consortium partners from the UK (LSTM), Vietnam (FIT), Sweden (KI) and the Netherlands (KNCV) will…Read More »

Drones arrive in Nepal as part of new TB initiative

Posted on: May 17, 2019

  Birat-Nepal Medical Trust has received its first drones as part of a pilot project in collaboration with Stony Brook University and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. The Nepali Tuberculosis Centre aims to find an additional 20,000 cases by 2021 and these…Read More »

Noemia Siqueira interviewed about her role as a Health Economist

Posted on: April 29, 2019

  Noemia Siqueira, the IMPACT TB health economist, was interviewed by the University of Liverpool to discuss health economics in a Brazilian context and her work at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. The interview is in Portuguese but the English transcript can be…Read More »

FIT staff launch media campaign in Vietnam to raise awareness of TB

Posted on: April 23, 2019

  IMPACT TB partner, FIT Vietnam, is currently rapidly expanding its PPM engagement initiative into all project districts. As part of their communications strategy, FIT staff participated in interviews for a social media campaign at their office in Ho Chi Minh City to…Read More »

BNMT celebrates the official handover of GeneXpert machines in Pyuthan district

Posted on: April 17, 2019

  On 12th April 2019, BNMT held an event in Pyuthan district to mark the official handover of a new GeneXpert machine to the district health office. Dr Maxine Caws and Raghu Dhital were delighted to represent IMPACT TB at the ceremony and…Read More »

Exclusive Interview: Diepreye Ayabina discusses her work on IMPACT-TB

Posted on: April 11, 2019

  Diepreye Ayabina is a research assistant at LSTM working with Gabriela Gomes on modelling heterogeneity in TB transmission as part of the IMPACT TB . We sat down with her to discuss the work she has done so far and upcoming plans…Read More »

Olivia Biermann blogs from Nepal exclusively for IMPACT TB

Posted on: April 05, 2019

Olivia Biermann is a PhD student for IMPACT TB based at the  Karolinska Institutet. Her PhD project aims at contributing to a better understanding of the development and the implementation of community-based tuberculosis screening policies in Nepal and Vietnam. ___________________________________________________________________   I’m finally in…Read More »

IMPACT TB holds workshops on research ethics in Nepal

Posted on: April 01, 2019

  On 20th March, Elaine Liptrot of LSTM hosted workshops on research ethics in Chitwan and Makwanpur for IMPACT TB district coordinators and community mobilisers. It is part of our aim to train in-country project staff on the principles of research and ethical…Read More »

‘IT’S TIME!’ – IMPACT TB holds events in Nepal and Vietnam for World TB Day 2019

Posted on: March 27, 2019

  IMPACT TB teams in Vietnam and Nepal organised community events as part of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on 24th March 2019 to support the WHO’s mission to raise awareness of the disease and help promote an end to the stigma and discrimination.…Read More »

FIT Vietnam announces public-private partnership expansion

Posted on: March 20, 2019

We are pleased to confirm that FIT Vietnam’s private sector team is expanding to 5 additional districts of Ho Chi Minh City. A public-private mix is now present in IMPACT districts 6, 8,12, Binh Chanh, Hoc Mon and Tan Binh in addition to…Read More »

IMPACT TB prepares for World TB Day 2019

Posted on: March 10, 2019

            On 24th March 2019, the IMPACT TB team will join forces with leading international health organisations to help commemorate World TB Day in our partner countries, Vietnam and Nepal. We will use the day to raise awareness…Read More »

BNMT hosts successful focus group discussions in IMPACT districts

Posted on: February 21, 2019

As we enter the final year of the IMPACT TB programme, BNMT has hosted focus group discussions in Nepal’s southern districts aimed at understanding and overcoming the challenges to implementing TB projects in Nepal. We invited all project staff and community health volunteers…Read More »

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

Posted on: November 28, 2018

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

Posted on: November 22, 2018

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

Posted on: November 19, 2018

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

Posted on: November 14, 2018

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

Posted on: August 15, 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

Posted on: August 15, 2018

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

Posted on: June 14, 2018

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

Posted on: April 04, 2018

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

Posted on: April 02, 2018

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

Posted on: March 26, 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

Posted on: January 30, 2018

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 »


Posted on: November 30, 2017

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

Posted on: November 30, 2017

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

Posted on: October 13, 2017

'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

Posted on: July 20, 2017

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

Posted on: July 18, 2017

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

Posted on: July 15, 2017

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

Posted on: April 04, 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

Posted on: April 03, 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

Posted on: February 19, 2017

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

Posted on: February 10, 2017

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 »