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Lisan Parker, who is transitioning into her new role as Research Liason to the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH), filed this report on her recent trip to South Africa:

As part of my trip to South Africa as Research Liaison to K-RITH, I and colleagues of the TB Research Center (Johns Hopkins University) and K-RITH visited a number of TB clinical sites. We were interested in better understanding current TB clinical capacity and challenges faced by patients and care providers alike.

Each site was different; they were either private or public, had laboratories on-site or sent collected sputum samples off-site for evaluation, had access to hi-tech diagnostic equipment or standard laboratory equipment alone. While no pictures were taken of patients at any site, two things are clear: there is no shortage of patients and there is a definite need for more doctors, care-providers, and scientists. The following pictures were taken at McCord Hospital and Prince Cyril Zulu Communicable Diseases Centre.

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