Setshaba Research Centre, a research institute based in Soshanguve, recently hosted an event to commemorate World TB Day.
- To raise awareness, Setshaba celebrates TB day
- The event was a one-day symposium
- TB Alliance has continued to support community participation for ten years
- The goal was to educate and strengthen collaborations among health providers
As part of the event, a World TB Day event was organised to raise awareness and honour partners and sponsors. Through its partnership with Setshaba Research Centre (SRC) and other global partners, the TB Alliance has continued to support community participation for ten years in World TB Day activities around clinical trial sites.
The organisation has been making a difference in community clinics in their catchment area for more than two years, and this year they aim to reach out to key stakeholders.
According to the research institute, we need to come together to honor the lives and stories of people with TB in our communities, such as patients, health care workers, researchers, advocates, community workers, volunteers, donors, and everyone who has contributed to the fight against tuberculosis.
The goal for this year is to reach out to our key stakeholders. The services we provide to communities need to have a greater impact.
The more impact we have on the services we provide to communities, the better.”
As a result, it is pertinent to emphasize the significance of our collaboration, support, and the value we will bring to the community.
The event was a one-day symposium. And it was a program-structured event hosted offsite, with specifications outlined of current gaps/challenges, progress/developments, and the way forward to implement TB management in our catchment.
“The goal was to educate and strengthen collaborations among health providers/promoters, nurses, health practitioners, and community partners who serve the diverse communities of Soshanguve, Mabopane, Ga-Rankuwa and Hammanskraal.
“We have used this opportunity to provide updates on all TB studies conducted at SRC to date, as well as research progress,” the institute explained.
The SRC presented and discussed completed and ongoing TB trials. As a result of this platform, every proposal and application will be received with a better understanding of the scope of each department/sectors’ responsibilities.
There was information on research progress and voluntary TB testing & screening.