Mizrahi talks TB on BBC World Service

23 January 2012 | Story by Newsroom

Prof Valerie MizrahiGlobal voice: In December some 40 million listeners tuned in to a BBC World Service interview with Prof Valerie Mizrahi on TB research.

She's touted as one of the leading TB researchers in the world. Which is why the Wellcome Collection, a UK-based museum, flew UCT's Professor Valerie Mizhari to London last year to speak on the role of South African researchers in TB and HIV research.

In December this interview was broadcast on the BBC World Service to some 40 million listeners worldwide.

The interview with Mizrahi, director of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IIDMM), formed part of the Wellcome Collection's Exchanges at the Frontier Programme. The programme invites world leaders in various fields to participate in public interviews that are recorded for the BBC World Service.

Mizrahi's interview kicked off with her giving a brief outline of TB incidence in Africa and her passion for science, but soon got into the nitty gritty of TB research. She spoke on the work of the IIDMM and that of South African researchers to develop new diagnostic tools, drugs and vaccines.

Listen to the full interview.

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