Leading a pilot study to help to define the requirements for TB elimination in high TB burden settings.
KNCV is a technical lead on this TB elimination project in Ethiopia. The project is led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). One of the key technical areas KNCV is leading is the DeMONSTRATE-TB pilot study. The goal of this study is to develop a TB elimination framework in Ethiopia. KNCV played a pivotal role in finalizing the study design, and obtaining research ethics approvals from accredited ethics review boards in Ethiopia and the United States. This was a crucial milestone in the study implementation plan for the launch in 2023. The recruitment of approximately 100 data collectors, procurement of supplies, refinement of data collection tools, and the organization of various study committees (including study advisory boards), is under way.