Talk about WWTB - WWTB is devoted to the rapid eradication of TB

Our Approach

Our mission is the global eradication of Tuberculosis through the identification of safe and effective treatment regimens of short durations.

This will be achieved through :

CLINICAL TRIALS

We plan to conduct a series of clinical trials, with the drugs currently used in the treatment of tuberculosis, the objectives of which will be to significantly reduce the treatment duration from the current six months. Each trial will conform to the Guidelines on Good Clinical Practice defined by the International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH GCP Guidelines [hotlink to guidelines].

CAPACITY STRENGTHENING

Organisations involved in Tuberculosis control, such as treatment centres of the National Tuberculosis Control Programmes and Hospitals and University Research Groups will be assessed for their capacity to participate in the trials. Any weaknesses identified will be strengthened in order to be able improve their capacity to participate in the trials.

EQUIPMENT SUPPLY

Where necessary, laboratory and office equipment will be supplied to improve capacity

TRAINING

Staff at participating centres will have the opportunity to be trained in the use of new equipment as well as software for data entry and data management.

WORKSHOPS

Group training on issues such as ICH GCP Guidelines, trial design, protocol preparation and all aspects of trial conduct will be carried out through regular workshops and the provision of written materials.

NETWORKING

Regional, continental and international networks will be encouraged through multisite participation in trials and international meetings.

However, we need your help to make this a reality