Menzies Weekly Seminar - “The tuberculosis component of the DFAT-funded STRATUM study in eastern Indonesia.”

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Presenter:  Associate Professor Anna Ralph

Date: Apr 09, 2019

Time: 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Contact person:  Menzies Communications unit
T: (08) 8946 8658

Location:  Auditorium | John Mathews Building (Bldg 58), Royal Darwin Hospital Campus

Abstract: Regional engagement on tuberculosis is a two-way process. Menzies works with regional partners to deliver health system-strengthening research aiming to improve the quality of tuberculosis care and reduce tuberculosis rates. Reciprocally, lessons learned from high-burden settings can be highly informative in the local management of imported tuberculosis cases. This talk describes this two way process, and provides an update on research findings from the tuberculosis component of the DFAT-funded STRATUM study in eastern Indonesia. A scale-up model applicable for tuberculosis contact management and active case finding is described, and new data on drug resistant TB epidemiology will be provided.

Biography: Anna is Head of our Global Health Division, a NHMRC Career Development Fellow, and is the Clinical Director of Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia, as well as being a practicing medical specialist in General Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Royal Darwin Hospital. Read more on our website.

Next Tuesday Seminar on April 16: DR Kim Hare - Title: “Traditional Microbiologist – A Swan Song: Bacteriology of chronic suppurative lung disease in NT Indigenous children.“

  • The Menzies seminars are free of charge and open to the general public
  • The presentations will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.
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