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Achieving the first 90: Community based HIV and TB testing in rural South Africa: Sheela Shenoi, MD, MPH Division of Infectious Diseases at Yale University

January 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Pinn Hall, Room # 1017
Sheela Shenoi, MD, MPH 
Division of Infectious Diseases at Yale University

 
Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading killer worldwide of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the leading cause of death in adults in South Africa. In order to reverse these trends, community based strategies for early detection of both diseases are vitally necessary. Dr. Shenoi is a physician scientist who has spent the last decade working in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal province in South Africa, the bulk of which was spent combatting a HIV and extensively drug-resistant (XDR)-TB epidemic. Supported by the WHO, Global Fund, PEPFAR and NIH, she has partnered with local health care providers and community members to develop locally responsive solutions.