The set up of the programs
Each program is set up similarly - with each carer being asked to train in turn five patients and to provide us with feedback on each patient's response through a simple pro forma system. This means that we are hoping to harvest a controlled profile of response from a total group of sixty-five patients - thirty-five in Capetown and thirty in Robertson.
The localities in each program are very different - and in truth we have no clear idea of the local incidence or prevalence of TB in either, nor of drug-resistance nor of HIV co-infection - but we can be sure that in all aspects they will be worse than in Kampala. Seeing how the pictures emerge and how each project develops will be educational for us, we're sure, and we know that we have much to learn still.