UCT’s Lung Institute launches mobile TB diagnosis clinic

29 April 2022 | Director Michael van Ryneveld. Videography & Video Edit Ryno Productions. Photo Lerato Maduna.

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Lung Institute in partnership with Novartis and the Department of Health launched a ‘lab-in-a-cab’ mobile TB clinic on Monday, 19 April 2022.

The mobile clinic was developed by UCT academics to help find missing persons who may be living with TB. This community-based active case finding initiative aims to screen about 25 000 – 30 000 participants in the Klipfontein and Mitchells Plain districts with plans to roll it out to other areas in Cape Town later this year.

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