Supporting the implementation of TB research activities to evaluate novel approaches, interventions, and tools to combat TB.
SMART4TB (Supporting, Mobilizing, and Accelerating Research for Tuberculosis Elimination) is a five-year initiative targeting USAID’s 24 priority countries for TB programming. The goal of the initiative is to identify more effective methods and tools for finding, treating, and preventing TB. The initiative will build research capacity in high TB burden countries by supporting studies that evaluate novel approaches, interventions, and tools to combat TB.
Led by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, KNCV is one of the SMART4TB international consortium members along with University of California, San Francisco, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and Treatment Action Group.
KNCV is involved in supporting the implementation of research activities in all seven technical areas: Diagnostics, Treatment, Operational Research, Prevention, Vaccines, Capacity Strengthening, and Dissemination and Advocacy.