South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) (MDR)

Grantee Information: 

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a statutory research body established in 1969 by an Act of Parliament. It is considered one of Africa’s top science councils. The MRC’s Unit for Clinical and Biomedical TB Research has provided scientific leadership in the fields of clinical, pharmacokinetic, microbiological, molecular and epidemiological research.  The Unit has also conducted various community based TB projects.

Purpose: 
MDR Contact Tracing To improve adherence to MDR treatment in outpatients by improving DOT support and to improve identification of contacts and to strengthen active case findings of MDR-TB cases
Term of Grant: 
10/15/12-06/14/14
Areas Served: 
EThekwini, UGu, UMgungundlovu, UMkhanyakude and Zululand Districts in Kwazulu-Natal