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Organization Contact Information

Name: Stellenbosch University
Street 1: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Francie van Zijl Drive
Street 2: Tygerberg
City: Cape Town
Province: Western Cape
Post Code: 7505
Country: South Africa
Phone: +27 21 9389111
Email: gwalzl@sun.ac.za
Web Site: http://www.sun.ac.za/index.asp

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Prof
First Name: Gerhard
Last Name: Walzl
Title: Prof
Email: gwalzl@sun.ac.za
Phone: +27219389158

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Novel
Last Name: Chegou
Title: Dr.
Email: novel@sun.ac.za
Phone: +27219389069

General Information

Board Constituency: Technical agencies
Organization Type - Primary: Academic / Research Institution
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: International
Organization Description:
The Faculty of Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University trains pre- and post-graduate medical and allied medical professional students, is involved with service delivery at the Tygerberg Academic Hospital and satellite medical facilities and performs research in the fields of medical sciences. Stellenbosch University is recognized as one of the four top research universities in South Africa. It takes pride in the fact that it has one of the country’s highest proportions of postgraduate students of which almost ten percent are international students.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $100,001-$500,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
The Faculty of Health Sciences contributes through training of health care professionals and researchers, through research as well as clinical service delivery.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: South Africa
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: African
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
South Africa

Specializations

Research and Development

Specializations in Countries

Research and Development South Africa

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

New Diagnostics:
Research groups within the university are actively participating in diagnostic biomarker studies and aim to develop point of care tests for TB in adults and children.

New TB Drugs:
We have a strong focus on research into biomarkers for TB treatment response, including early treatment effect and relapse-free cure.

New TB Vaccines:
We are involved in immunogenicity studies of new TB vaccines.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
None

Application date: August 27, 2008
Last updated: July 22, 2013