South Africa has more AIDS-related deaths than any country in the world, but deaths of young children have decreased more than ten-fold in the past decade and tuberculosis (TB) deaths have decreased by 6 percent.
South African scientists may be en route to developing shorter, better tuberculosis (TB) treatment, according to research released at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
The National Department of Health is partnering with districts to orientate private doctors looking to pick up extra hours at government health facilities.
Released by the TB non-profit the Aurum Institute, this document outlines organisations receiving international funding to address TB in prisons as well as goals and timelines.
The Medicines Control Council (MCC) has granted humanitarian group Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) access to a cheaper drug to treat extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB).
The following documents outline the use of the rapid GeneXpert TB test in prisons, HIV and TB interventions and describe the recently created task team.
South Africans consume about ten litres of alcohol per year, drinking nearly a third more than the world average. And when we drink, we drink a lot, say experts.
Updated January 2013, these South African Department of Health guidelines describe the management of drug-resistant (DR), multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resisistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB).
Despite activists’ pleas, Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has not joined almost 800 health workers and experts in supporting the call to declare drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) a public health emergency.
Samuel Matebele thought his “days were over”, but six-months after completing tuberculosis (TB) treatment the former farm worker from Hartebeesfontein says he is feeling good again.