Consultancy and contract activity

Though the majority of TB Centre work is supported by competitive research grant funding there is also capacity for consultancy and research contract work where it fits with the interests, vision and mission of LSHTM and the TB Centre. Examples include systematic reviews on MDRTB and TB infection control commissioned by WHO, the impact of changing the age of BCG vaccination, contract work for ECDC on adherence to treatment in hard-to-reach groups in Latvia. The TB Centre is also well placed to assist countries with operational research as exemplified by recent collaborations in Peru, Pakistan and Bhutan.