Public health reports

The HSC division strives to be a leader in knowledge production towards achieving a healthy, just, equal, and cohesive society.  Part of our mandate is to translate research results into policy, practice, products and programmes jointly with stakeholders.  Our strategic public health outputs are provided below:

The final report is available for download BELOW:

Although there are different criteria for HIV and TB surveillance studies – including variations in sample size, sampling methods and, on and off-site testing approaches, sample collection procedures, storage, and transport logistics – there is potential to conduct joint surveys. Benefits include data collection within the same sampling framework and timeframe, obtaining insight into HIV-TB coinfection, and avoiding cost duplication.

To explore these possibilities, a pilot Joint HIV-TB survey was conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in collaboration with the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in partnership with the NDoH, Global Clinical and Viral Laboratories, and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).

This report gives a detailed review of considerations for  TB and HIV joint surveys using recommended methodologies for both infections.