VIDEO: Prof Mark Hatherill address to UN High Level Meeting on TB , 22 September 2023

24 Sep 2023
Mark Hatherill at UNHLM on TB, 22 September 2023
24 Sep 2023

On Friday 22 September 2023, Professor Mark Hatherill spoke at a panel of the UN High Level Meeting on TB-2023. He spoke of progress made in TB research, the challenges and what needs to be done to end the TB epidemic.

Background:

This second UN High Level Meeting on TB is organized under the direction of the UN General Assembly.

The theme of this year's meeting was: “Advancing science, finance and innovation, and their benefits, to urgently end the global tuberculosis epidemic, in particular, by ensuring equitable access to prevention, testing, treatment and care.”  

Bioprofile: Dr Mark Hatherill (MD, FCPaed) is a clinical trialist, trained as a specialist paediatrician, who is active in the design and implementation of innovative trials of new TB vaccines and preventive strategies through several consortia. His academic focus includes translational evaluation of new biomarkers and screening tests for TB, and clinical development of novel TB vaccine candidates. He is a full member of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), and the South African Principal Investigator of the Regional Prospective Observational Research in Tuberculosis (RePORT) South Africa Consortium.
Dr Hatherill is funded by institutional research grants from the Gates Medical Research Institute, the South AfricanMedical Research Council (SAMRC), the US National Institutes of Health and Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), and the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).

Opening talk by Professor Mark Hatherill at the UN High Level Meeting on TB, 22 September 2023.

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Closing remarks by Professor Mark Hatherill at the UN High Level Meeting on TB, 22 September 2023.

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