The Zambart Project
The Zambia AIDS Related TB (ZAMBART) project is a collaborative project between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka. It has been operating in Zambia for 15 years conducting studies funded by the European Union, the Department for International Development of the UK government, the Wellcome Trust, WHO, the International council for Research on Women and the Optimus foundation.
ZAMBART has carried out two main research studies, both with the purpose of assessing the association between HIV and tuberculosis in Zambia and the effects of HIV on presentation, management, outcome and infectiousness. One study was designed to prevent tuberculosis in HIV-infected individuals by chemoprophylaxis. The second, was a laboratory based study, that examined the mechanisms by which tuberculosis occurs and recurs in HIV-infected individuals using DNA fingerprinting.
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