Pioneering research tests why some TB bacteria survives treatment

Friday, 24 March, 2017

Website: African Academy of Sciences (AAS)/Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA)/Programmes/Developing Excellence in Leadership,Training and Science (DELTAS) Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

Description: Marking World Tuberculosis Day, SANTHE Masters trainee, Patience Shumba, speaks about her research which aims to contribute to the development of a shorter TB treatment regime.

Shumba is one of the fellows of the Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence (SANTHE), a programme funded by the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science (DELTAS) Africa.

“I want to help in the identification of potential targets for development of new drugs for treating TB,” says the Zimbabwe-born researcher who studied for undergraduate and honours degrees at the University of KwaZulu-Natal."