Kelleher, Clare

Medicine

Residency

South Africa

Barriers to entry of multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases into treatment: A retrospective cohort study in the Northwestern province of South Africa 2008

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) is a curable and preventable infectious disease which inflicts a global disease burden of such great magnitude that the current pace and commitment of research in this area is both disappointing and precarious from a public health perspective. In 2008, there were an estimated 8.9–9.9 million incident cases of TB with 1.1–1.7 million deaths from TB among HIV-negative people with a half-million more among those HIV-positive. South Africa has one of the highest incident rates of all forms of TB in the world (ranking 3rd as of 2008) with almost 2% of these cases being multidrug resistant-TB (MDR-TB) and 30% of these cases are fatal within two years.

People

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program
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Projects

Mpilonhle

Mpilonhle brings multi-dimensional services to adolescents in rural South Africa. Its objective is to reduce the very high...

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Identification and Enumeration of Pathogens in Drinking...

CWH researchers are using polymerase chain reaction and mass spectrometry technologies to develop a microbial isolation and...

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Nutrition Innovation Lab

"Poshan", which means good nutrition in Nepali is ongoing research that involves two interlinked large-scale research studies...

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Building an Enabling Environment for Vaccines in India...

This project, now in its second phase, aims to create an enabling environment for vaccines in India and contribute to...

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