TEG contribute to EU Ebola consortium
TEG staff are pleased to be part of an international consortium funded by the EU which will assess the use of convalescent blood of Ebola survivors to treat patients infected with the virus. The consortium is being led by the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp.
For more information on the study please see the official press release.
Congratulations to Professor Vikram Patel and Dr Andrew Bastawrous
We are delighted for our collaborators Professor Vikram Patel and Dr Andrew Bastawrous who have each received prestigious awards for their contributions to the field of global mental health and eye health respectively.
Dr Andrew Bastawrous has been awarded the Mazda Prize for his Eye Bake project. The project started as a humble travel blog and has now evolved into a fundraising initiative for eye surgery in Kenya through a health-conscious bakery. http://eyebakekenya.com/
Congratulations to both Vikram and Andrew, TEG look forward to our future collaborations.
Publication of the month
Paper of the month:
Mfinanga S, Chanda D, Kivuyo S.L, Guinness L, Bottomley C, Simms V, Chijoka C, Masasi A, Kimaro G, Ngowi B, Kahwa A, Mwaba P, Harrison T.S, Egwaga S, Jaffar S, on behalf of the REMSTART trial team Cryptococcal meningitis screening and community-based early adherence support in people with advanced HIV infection starting antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania and Zambia: an open-label, randomised controlled trial The Lancet, Published online March 10, 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60164-7