"Quite simply put, we are trying to ascertain why some of the babies, despite having been vaccinated at birth, still develop TB. We are part of the WAR AGAINST TB"

Ben Kagina, Research Officer

Ethical research

SATVI is committed to high ethical standards necessary for conducting research involving human participants. We ensure that the safety of study participants comes first, and make sure that all are well informed of their rights before, during and after trials.
A dedicated Regulatory Affairs team ensures we comply with local, national and international standards. In addition, all personnel receive rigorous training in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and/or Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), which includes consenting of and appropriate communication with study participants.
Our activities are overseen by the University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee, which complies with regulatory frameworks nationally and internationally.