TB Research Dissemination Workshop

Tuesday 21 June 2022
Epicentre’s contribution to addressing TB diagnostics and therapeutics gaps in Low Income Countries
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Mbarara Research Centre has extensive experience in TB research and several studies conducted within the Centre have just been completed. This workshop was an opportunity to review the latest studies conducted on tuberculosis by Epicentre and its partners to reduce the burden of this disease in Africa. 

What to remember



The  programme is being finalised and the names of some presenters and moderators are subject to change. 

(the time indicated is Ugandan time, i.e. UTC+3)

Thursday 30th June 2022 


9:00 - 9:20 | Opening Ceremony

Master of Ceremony(s): Dan Nyehangane & Angella Nakato Muyingo

  • Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, Director Epicentre Mbarara Research Centre
  • Prof. Celestino Obua, Vice-chancellor Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

9:20 - 10:00 | Lecture

  • Landscape of Tuberculosis disease in Uganda: gaps for research, Dr. Stavia Turyahabwe, Assistant Commissionner–National TB and Leprosy Program Ministry of Health

10:00 - 11:00 | TB Diagnostics: New Diagnostic Tools and Algorithms in Adults

Moderator: Dr. Francis Bajunirwe, Mbarara University of Science & Technology

  • Diagnostic Performance of the Novel FujiLAM Assay to Detect Tuberculosis in HIV-Positive Patients, Helena Huerga | watch the video
  • Feasibility of Implementing the Fujilam Assay and Acceptability by Health Workers & Patients, Winnie Muyindike | watch the video
  • COVID-19 in HIV Positive Patients Investigated for Tuberculosis in the Context of the FujiLAM Study, Ivan Mugisha Taremwa | watch the video


11:30 - 12:45  | TB Diagnostics: New Diagnostic Tools and Algorithms in Children

Moderator: Dr. Elias Kumbakumba, Mbarara University of Science and Technology

  • Tuberculosis Diagnostic Accuracy Of Stool Xpert MTB/RIF and Urine AlereLAM in Vulnerable Children, Dorah Nampijja | watch the video
  • Evaluation of Centrifuge –Free Stool Processing Methods Combined with Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra for Diagnosis of Intrathoracic Paediatric TB, Rodney Kaitano | video under embargo
  • TB Diagnostic Algorithm for Children with SAM, Eric Wobudeya | video under embargo
  • Validation of the PAANTHER TB Treatment Decision Algorithm for Children Living with HIV, Eric Wobudeya | video under embargo


14:00 - 15:00  |  Model of care / approaches to increase pediatric Tb detection and reduce the burden of disease

Moderator: Dr. Mary Namubiru, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

  • Increased Child Contact Investigation and Tuberculosis Preventive Treatment Management through a Community-Based Intervention in Cameroon and Uganda: Results of the Contact Cluster Randomized Trial, Daniel Atwine | video under embargo
  • Acceptability and feasibility of a household child-contact investigation and preventive therapy management in Cameroon and Uganda, Anca Vasiliu | video under embargo
  • Detect TB, Moorine Sekadde | watch the video


15:00 - 16:00    Model of care / approaches to increase pediatric Tb detection and reduce the burden of disease

Moderator: Dr. Achilles Katamba, Makerere University College of Health Sciences

  • Impact of Systematic TB Detection on Mortality in Children Aged < 5 Years with Severe Pneumonia, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire | watch the video
  • TB-Speed Decentralization Study, Naome Natukunda & Mastula Nanfu | video under embargo  

Friday 1st July 2022 

9:00 - 10:30 | TB chemotherapeutics

Moderators: Dr. Evelyne Tibanauka, World Health Organization Representative on TB in Uganda & John Paul Dongo, Country Director, The International Union Against Tuberculosis & Lung Disease, Uganda

  • Update on TB treatment shortening chemotherapeutics, Amina Jindani | watch the video
  • Systematic or Test Guided Treatment for Tuberculosis in HIV Infected Adults : STATIS Trial, Conrad Muzoora | watch the video


10:45 - 12:15     Perspectives and Challenges in TB (Round Table)

Moderator: Prof. Yap Boum II, Africa Representative Epicentre

  • Dr. Achilles Katamba, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda
  • Dr. Stavia Turyahabwe, National TB and Leprosy Program, Ministry of Health Uganda
  • Dr. Maryline Bonnet, Institute of Research  for Development (IRD), France
  • Dr. Elias Kumbakumba; Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
  • Dr. Carolina Jimenez, Médecins sans frontières (MSF), France


12:15-12:30 | Closure Session

  • Dr. Emmanuel Baron, Epicentre General Director:
  • Dr. Henry Mwebesa, Director General Ministry of Health


Abstract Booklet