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Child and Adolescent Lung Health

Current Projects

  • Rapid and Accurate Diagnosis of Paediatric TB (RaPaed).
  • FUJI LAM for the Diagnosis of Paediatric TB in South Africa.
  • Host RNA expression for diagnosis and monitoring of pediatric TB in Africa and India.
  • TRO-CAP Transcripts to Rule Out Community Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia – Preliminary Validation in children with CAP.
  • Transfer of health gut flora for restoration of intestinal microbiota via enema (THRIVE) for patients in the rehabilitation phase of malnutrition: A pilot study evaluating microbial engraftment, safety and nutritional outcomes.
  • Drakenstein Child Health Study (DCHS) Community Engagement Project.
  • Lung function trajectories from birth to school age in African children and their early life determinants.
  • Tracking and prediction of early brain-face biomarkers of prenatal alcohol exposure from neonates to children.
  • Spatial epidemiology of lung health in South African children.
  • The Neurocognitive Assessment App (NASA) Study: Improving assessment for neurocognitive impairment among perinatally HIV infected youth.
  • Impact of the RSV F nanoparticle vaccine during pregnancy on the burden of medical interventions for respiratory tract symptomatology and recurrent wheezing in children up to 36 months of age.