Education & Training

Training accommodating experiential as well as didactic learning was provided on site in Malawi at their second and newly established TB Reference Laboratory. Additionally, CTB provided instruction in a train-the-trainer course for NTP/National ReferenceLaboratory managers with participants from SADC countries. Training was also provided for both reference mycobacteriology testing and public health aspects of TB, rotating registrars from university-based medical microbiology departments in South Africa, as well as for intern scientists in the country. In addition, CTB mentored a Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (FELTP) student, further expanding capacity in epidemiology in South Africa. Lastly, training on Xpert MTB/RIF, LPA and WGS was conducted at an international skills building workshop, with participants from Africa, Europe and Asia.

Professional Development

Postgraduate candidates and laboratory personnel
Numbers of candidates enrolled:

3 PhD
1 MMed
4 MSc
2 Intern Medical Scientists
2 Student TB Technicians

Numbers of candidates graduated:

1 PhD
1 MMed
1 Medical Scientist
2 TB Technicians (with distinction)