The global fight against tuberculosis

Medical research is one of the most important outputs for a university, with breakthroughs potentially saving lives around the world. Professor Stephen Gillespie and colleagues at the School of Medicine have done just this, developing global capacity to improve tuberculosis treatment by developing shorter, safer drug regimens, and improved diagnostics for monitoring treatment. Heat map of tuberculosis …

30th September 2021 | igh


Funding awarded for TB research

The St Andrews tuberculosis research group together with global health partners have won a €4.9 million grant from the European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).  Led by Prof Kogieleum Naidoo, of CAPRISA in Kwa-Zulu Natal, the TRiAD consortium seeks to determine how …

29th December 2020 | igh


Visit from Dr Sekaggya-Wiltshire

The Infection and Global Health Division recently welcome Dr Christine Sekaggya-Wiltshire and Dr Olive Mbabazi from Makarere University.

14th May 2019 | news


Scientists revolutionise treatment of tuberculosis

New medical advances could revolutionise the ability to treat undetected tuberculosis (TB) thanks to an international team of scientists led by the University of St Andrews.

6th February 2019 | news


New trial to combat TB

Scientists at the School of Medicine are leading the medical monitoring of a new clinical trial to treat tuberculosis more quickly.

5th September 2018 | news


MBLA Conference

the first ever Molecular bacterial load assay (MBLA) stakeholders conference was held at the University of St Andrews, 11th – 13th June 2018.

25th June 2018 | news


MBLA Conference

Experts from around the world are gathered in St Andrews to learn how to dramatically cut the time needed to diagnose tuberculosis to save hundreds of thousands of lives.

13th June 2018 | news


Keystone Symposia on Translating tuberculosis research findings into policy and practice

Dr. Wilber Sabiiti recently presented a paper at the Keystone Symposia on Translation of tuberculosis research into policy and practice.

23rd April 2018 | news


The Union Africa Regional Conference on Tuberculosis and Lung diseases

Dr. Wilber Sabiiti recently presented some of his work at the UARC-TLD.

9th August 2017 | news


Getting innovative diagnostic and treatment tools into policy and practice

Dr Wilber Sabiiti has recently given a series of talks and training in different African countries showcasing the advantages of the molecular bacterial load assay (MBLA) and TWENDE work on developing model for rapid uptake of health research innovations into …

7th April 2017 | news