Interlinked Projects in Myanmar and Yunnan Province, China
In Myanmar, TB Centre researchers are undertaking a case control study to determine risk factors associated with multi-drug resistant TB. In Yunnan, qualitative research is addressing questions of access and stigma amongst patients with TB and the role of gender in seeking health services. We are also analysing the costs and cost-effectiveness of community-based multi-drug resistant TB treatment programmes. These projects are funded by USAID, and we are working in collaboration with FHI360, Myanmar National TB Programme and Yunnan Centre for Disease Control.
Research Programme on TB control
Under a five- year collaborative programme between the School, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, University of Singapore, the Cambodia National Institute of Public Health and TB Programme, and Phnom Penh University of Health Sciences, researchers are conducting a series of linked projects in qualitative methods, epidemiology, genomics, transmission dynamics modelling and health economics.Their overarching goal is to define a variety of options to reform Cambodia’s TB Programme and interventions, and to assess their likely impact and costs over the next15 years.
Pakistan / South Asia
Health systems and policy research
Members of the TB Centre have collaborated on two important studies in South Asia, and are engaging in further research with policy makers. In Pakistan we collaborated with the National TB Programme on an important cohort study which showed that treatment outcomes were similar for multi-drug resistant -TB patients treated using locally procured drugs and international quality assured drugs. We also conducted a multi-country analysis of private sector engagement in TB management across South Asia .