Founded in 2019, the EUSAT-RCS consortium performs capacity building, facilitates knowledge exchange and creates network opportunitities for tuberculosis (TB) professionals in Europe and Latin America. With these activities, we contribute to end TB worldwide.
Listen to the experiences of our secondees, the researchers which form the core of EUSAT-RCS
Every month, several secondees travel the globe to learn or teach about TB. Our consortium is so diverse: not only our researchers come from a varierty of countries and backgrounds, also the work we are doing is super diverse! From mass screening in prisons, big data analyses, and clinical trials in vulnerable populations to evaluation of video-informed consent and dried blood spot analyses. Listen to the experiences of our researchers in this multidisciplinary TB consortium.
A TOTAL OF 3820 PERSONS DEPRIVED OF LIBERTY HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN OUR PRINOSE STUDY!
Mass screening of TB in Paraguayan prisons: that is what our research team did in the PriNose study. In August, we finished the screening phase, which means that we included a total of 3820 (!!!) persons deprived of liberty, distributed over 4 Paraguayan prisons. Do you want to see how they did that? Watch the video, made by the volunteer prisoners!
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OUR ANNUAL MEETING 2023 WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!
Our Annual Meeting took place from February 27th to March 3, in Asuncion, Paraguay! As 6 of our affiliated organisations are located in Paraguay, it was a pleasure to be in the heart of our consortium for this meeting. From pharmacogenetics to community engagement, and from clinical trial platforms to new methods of informed consent; the entire scope of TB and TB research had a place during this week!
WORLD TB DAY
Today, the 24th of March, is #WorldTBDay. In our consortium, we understand the importance of action. We do research on diagnosis and treatment of TB in hard to reach and vulnerable populations which are severely affected but often overlooked.
As part of EUSAT-RCS's secondment programme, one of our key investigators, Juan Espinosa, will give a lecture on TB treatment today. He will do this as part of his secondment to Paraguay and will give the lecture in one of our collaborating organisations, the INERAM hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay. By doing so, he will inspire and educate other young doctors in Paraguay so they are better equipped to treat their own TB patients. This is one of the many great examples of #knowledgesharing and #capacitybuilding, within our EUSAT-RCS consortium! Only together we can #ENDTB!
ANNUAL MEETING 2022: BACK ON TRACK
In May 2022, we had our annual meeting in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. It was a very inspiring and fruitful meeting, with lots of opportunities for knowledge exchange and creation of new ideas. On Monday, Rachel Duarte and colleagues of the consortium gave an interesting workshop: ‘Is TB preventable?’ The day after, on Tuesday, Karen Cloete from TASK academy in Cape Town hosted a workshop about Good Clinical Practice. Although only a small group was ‘live’ present, lots of others joined online from all over the world. Thank you all for your energy! Let’s keep this spirit and end TB together!