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The vet and the wildebeest

Tuberculosis can be passed from animals to people, a British vet tells Health-e how he struggled to get diagnosed and believes the problem of zoonotic TB is a biggesr problem in Africa than most people realise.

Much shorter TB treatment offers hope

There is hope for people living with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) as the “gruelling” two-year treatment with “terrible side-effects” such as deafness can now be successfully shortened to just nine months.

Video: What happens to the blood you donate?

As South Africa observes National Blood Donor month, we take you behind the scenes into the labs of the South African National Blood Service (SANBS).

Register for MSF’s Scientific Day

Scientific innovation can save lives. Join us and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) for South Africa’s first MSF Scientific Day.

Register for MSF’s Scientific Day

Scientific innovation can save lives. Join us and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) for South Africa’s first MSF Scientific Day.

Register for MSF’s Scientific Day

Scientific innovation can save lives. Join us and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) for South Africa’s first MSF Scientific Day.

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