The LIGHT Consortium: (Leaving no-one behInd: transforming Gendered pathways to Health for HIV & TB) is a UK Aid-funded programme that will deliver transformative, cross-disciplinary research across a consortium of partners based in Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda and the UK to reduce the number of people affected by tuberculosis (TB) or HIV in sub- Saharan Africa being left behind. This will enable rapid deployment of new tools for TB control (vaccines, new drugs and shorter drug regimens, diagnostics) that are expected to come online in 2025.
Our approach is to direct our efforts towards formative research with TB/HIV priority groups in key settings for interventions, development and testing of those interventions, building capacity and skills, and policy engagement. We will work in densely populated urban settings, with young adults in youth forums, and through men-centred health services, aiming to reduce general transmission among the wider population of women and children.
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