Diana Marangu, MBChB, MMed, MPH, MPhil, PhD
Nominated From: University of Washington
Research Site: University of Nairobi
Research Area: Tuberculosis (TB); TB-related stigma; TB contact investigation
Primary Mentor: Grace John-Stewart
Optimizing tuberculosis contact investigation in Nairobi – ‘TB Kwisha II’
Contact investigation is crucial for tuberculosis (TB) control, however only an estimated 20% of TB contacts complete evaluation in programmatic settings. Contextually relevant interventions that improve TB contact investigation are needed.
Our proposed study will be the first to determine the association between TB-related stigma and TB-contact investigation, identify TB-related stigma reduction interventions relevant to Kenya and similar contexts, and develop a digital story de-stigmatization intervention. We anticipate formally testing the impact of the digital story in a randomized trial to assess impact on TB contact investigation.