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TWENDE RECEIVES ETHICS APPROVAL IN UGANDA

The Makerere University Kampala (MUK) School of Biomedical Sciences Higher Degree Research and Ethics Committee (SBS-HDREC) has approved to be conducted in Uganda the East Africa wide research study titled: “Tuberculosis Working to Empower Nations’ Diagnostic Efforts (TWENDE)” 

In a letter signed by Dr. Erisa Mwaka, Chairperson, SBS-HDREC and that is dated 9th September 2016 the SBS-HDREC informed the TWENDE Consortium as follows: “In the matter concerning the review of a research proposal entitled: “Tuberculosis Working to Empower Nations’ Diagnostic Efforts” the Investigator has met all the requirements as stated by SBS-HDREC and therefore, the protocol is APPROVED.” 

The Principal Investigators for TWENDE in Uganda are Dr. Alphonse Okwera and Prof. Moses Joloba. Ms. Norah Owaraga is the TWENDE Social Scientist and in Uganda she will play a lead role in qualitative data collection, processing and analysis. Dr. Wilber Sabiiti is the TWENDE Team Leader.

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