Is a population-based molecular epidemiology study in partnership with Dr. Sanghyuk Shin at the University of California Irvine (UCI).
The study aims to understand how TB spreads in populations affected by HIV. Advanced genetic techniques will be used to identify various TB strains among those infected in Botswana. This data will then be integrated with epidemiological and spatial data to help us track how TB spreads.
This project is expected to produce ground-breaking information for identifying TB transmission “hotspots”, which can guide public health interventions to prevent the transmission of this deadly global health threat.
We bring together a network of people affected by TB in order to share their knowledge and experience, and help increase awareness and create demand.
The knowledge gained will inform people-centred interventions and policies that are responsive to people’s needs.
We bring together stakeholders drawn from different sectors within the public, civil society and private domains in collaboration with the Botswana National TB Programme.
The multi-sectoral stakeholder platform works collaboratively towards TB prevention, care and control in order to help Botswana meet its 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Victus Global Botswana will work in a variety of ways to facilitate and support mechanisms that enable productive dialogue with communities especially key populations and other under-served groups.
We will collect and analyse quantitative and qualitative data about HIV service delivery. We will establish rapid feedback loops with program managers and health decision-makers.
Using this information, we will be able to draw conclusions about what is working well and what needs to be improved – making it considerably easier to devise targeted action plans as well as hold both decision-makers and service providers accountable where failures are occurring.