Sick patients have been forced to leave their beds at the Holy Cross Hospital and head outside to a nearby stream to fetch their own water because taps in the government health facility ran dry.
Not only has South Africa adopted the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets, but we have gone one better than anyone else in the world and adopted 90-90-90 targets for TB as well. It is thanks to us that the Global TB Plan has 90-90-90 targets writes Yogan Pillay, Deputy Director General of the National Department of Health.
Exposure to infectious patients, high HIV rates and a lack of ventilation in facilities are some of the reasons healthcare workers in South Africa have the one of the highest tuberculosis (TB) infection rates in the world.
Innovators, policymakers, and investors gathered in Johannesburg last month for the South Africa Innovation Summit and after this, it is worth asking, are we as a nation doing enough to finance health innovation and technology? Dr Tony Bunn discusses…
Animal TB (termed zoonotic TB) poses a greater threat to human health and the economy than previously thought, according to a report published in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases last week.