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New HIV drug safe with preventive TB meds

March 7, 2019
News  

A new blockbuster HIV drug is safe in combination with a shorter and more effective prescription to prevent deadly tuberculosis (TB), according to breaking research from South Africa.

Joburg girl battles TB stigma on the global stage

October 30, 2018
News  

THE HAGUE: During the launch of a new book which tells the story about their tuberculosis (TB) journey, Janet, and her nine-year-old daughter Angelina, spoke to Health-e News from the Netherlands about the stigma they faced in a local pre-school.

Calls for action at historic TB meeting

September 26, 2018
News  

President Cyril Ramaphosa will join other world leaders today (September 26th) to decide on how to fight TB: the world’s, and South Africa’s, deadliest infectious disease.

‘You can’t fight TB if you don’t show up’

September 26, 2018
News  

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa account for half of the world’s tuberculosis cases, but only South Africa’s president will attend today’s (September 26th) first United Nations high-level meeting on TB.

World first for SA: All-access for blockbuster TB drug

June 19, 2018
News  

South Africa made history on Monday when the health department announced that all drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients will be eligible to receive the new medicine, bedaquiline, becoming the first country to do so.

No end in sight for TB

November 20, 2017
News  

South Africa is one of seven countries responsible for the majority of the world’s tuberculosis (TB) burden, according to the 2017 Global TB Report published last month. The goal, set by the World Health Assembly, to effectively end TB by 2035 will not be met unless the country meets its own targets.

New pain-free test for TB in kids

October 23, 2017
Tuberculosis (TB)  

Diagnosing TB in children is so difficult and often-painful that many kids are misdiagnosed and lose their chance to be cured, but new research offers hope.