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
The 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health will take place virtually from 19-22 October 2021. The conference theme, Lung Health for All: Solutions for a New Era, explores the challenges facing global health. With the… Read More
As the world has become more interconnected, our vulnerability to devastating pandemics following rapid dissemination of novel emerging pathogens has never been greater. The global SARS-COV-2 pandemic engulfed the world in 2020 with unprecedented social, economic… Read More
The IMPACT TB programme is looking to recruit a Nepali-speaking postdoctoral health economist to join our dynamic team based at the Birat Nepal Medical Trust's head office in Kathmandu. The successful candidate will conduct health economic… 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 Research Manager at BNMT with experience of over eight years in infectious diseases, mental health and reproductive and sexual health. Her main area of interest is the social and structural determinants of health and the design and evaluation of socioeconomic interventions to tackle these factors. Ms Dixit led research projects that mainly involve exploring barriers to healthcare access especially in rural areas and to provide evidence to inform patient-centric healthcare models to improve equity in communities. More recently, she led the research implementation in the projects supported by the European Union, the Wellcome Trust, UK, and the Stop TB partnership which…
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.