CTBRI

Unit Head

Associate Professor Rod Dawson

MBChB (Stell), FCP (SA), Cert. Pulm (SA)

Associate Professor Rod Dawson established the Centre for Tuberculosis Research Innovation at the University of Cape Town Lung Institute in 2007. He is a qualified Consultant Pulmonologist and has a special interest in chest radiology, tuberculosis and HIV infection. Associate Professor Rod Dawson was appointed Director of the University of Cape Town Lung Institute in 2016.


Centre for TB Research Innovation (CTBRI)

The mandate of the UCT Lung Institute is to address priority health issues through, education, research and service. Since 2008 CTBRI has conducted research into tuberculosis with focus areas of TB drug development, HIV/TB interaction, effects of smoking in TB and HIV and understanding adherence to medication in drug-resistant TB.

“Worldwide incidence of tuberculosis in 2015: 10,4 million cases”
“Worldwide 1,4 million deaths from tuberculosis”
“60% of deaths occur in only 6 countries: Malaysia, India, China, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa”

RELEVANCE

Advancing new treatment solutions for tuberculosis and HIV

EXCELLENCE

Setting the standard for clinical trials

RESPECT

Transforming life for our patients
The 2016 WHO Global Tuberculosis Report estimates that in 2015 there were 10,4 million cases of tuberculosis worldwide. Tuberculosis remains a top 10 cause of death with more than 1.4 milliion people dying annually. 60% of these deaths occur in only 6 countries: Malaysia, India, China, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa. TB is the principal cause of death in South Africa.

CTBRI news

12th August 2014

Better, quicker, cheaper new TB drug steals the headlines

Teamwork: Dr Rod Dawson (right) and his team of (from left) Thami Mlonyeni, Bernie Isaacs, Michelle Evreva, Dr Kim Narunsky, Gloria Vusani, Lizette Rooi, and Suraya […]
12th June 2013

‘Novel’ trial may lead to shorter TB treatment

A new clinical trial by the UCT Lung Institute’s Centre for TB Research Innovation (CTBRI) is not only innovative in design and in its collaborative nature, […]
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