Better data unearths more TB cases than previously thought

Better data has revealed more than half a million more tuberculosis (TB) cases than previously thought, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report...
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Regional HIV activists laud the TAC

As the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) continues an international fundraising campaign in response to a financial crisis, HIV activists have hailed the AIDS lobby...
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Childhood depression going undiagnosed

No one expects children to be depressed, but what we do not expect, we do not catch, says the South African Depression and Group...
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No reason to skip a dose

HIV and tuberculosis remain leading causes of death in South Africa. Now, Anova Health Institute’s Dr Khanyi Tshabalala responds to the top five reasons...
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Multinational pharmaceutical companies push back on new patent policy

As extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) patients beg for a new patent policy to allow them affordable treatment, multinational pharmaceutical companies have objected to some...
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Tshwane community ponders 24-hour clinic

Soshanguve residents outside Pretoria are demanding a local clinic expand its services and operate 24 hours a day to meet the community’s need.
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Family blames themselves, hospital for deadly delay

Shortly after being diagnosed with cervical cancer, an elderly Tshwane woman has lost her fight with the disease – and left her family blaming...
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Deaf school allegedly turns away speech-impaired child

Nokuthula Mthinsilane, 7, was born unable to speak. Now, her parents are battling to get her into school and the education she deserves.
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KZN patients travel farther for better care

The communities of Mafunze and Maswazini say they would ranther pay more to travel to a nearby clinic than use the one in nearest...
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Family lives side-by-side with raw sewage for years

Members of the Chaba family have become prisoners in their own home - trapped by years of raw sewage collecting in their East Rand...
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