Dr Barend (Ben) Marais
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Paediatrician - trained in South Africa. Working as an Infectious Diseases (ID) consultant at the Children's Hospital Westmead. Has a keen interest in global child health and maintenance of ecological resilience, which is essential for optimal and sustainable health outcomes.
Research interests include: tuberculosis (epidemiology, strain diversity/evolution, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, drug resistance, TB/HIV, operations research); paediatric infectious diseases in general, particularly imported disease; cross-disciplinary research involving an ecological understanding of emerging infections and global biosecurity
Paediatric Infectious Diseases
General paediatrics, global health
India. (TB Research Institue Chennai
CMC Vellore) Joint research protocols on childhood tuberculosis and drug resistant infections.
Uganda. (MSF research unit at Mbarara) MSF research unit scientific advisory committee.
Indonesia. (Hasanuddin University, Makassar Eijkman Institute, Jakarta Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta) Working together on tuberculosis and other infectious diseases research projects.
Vietnam. (National TB control programme) Part of WHO TB programme review committee - links with existing research project under leadership of proff. Guy Marks and Warwick Britton review.
South Africa. (Stellenbosch University) This is my alma mater - many existing links, especially related to tuberculosis research.