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Tackling the high price of medicine

April 15, 2019
Medicines  

Profit seems to be the only logic driving medicine prices, with some African countries paying more for medicine than European countries, and US citizens paying some of the highest medicine prices in the world. There are global efforts to rein in excessive profiteering but removing the secrecy around prices is complicated.

Two women vs ‘big pharma’ to fight TB

February 13, 2019
News  

One hails from Mumbai and the other from Khayelitsha but the pair has teamed up after surviving the planet’s deadliest infectious disease; tuberculosis (TB). Toxic treatment robbed both women of their hearing and a newer, safer, drug is unaffordable leaving many people with the choice between deafness or death.

Health facilities fail to provide counselling for rape survivors

Could the lack of adequate counselling and mental health services in South Africa’s health facilities leave sexual violence survivors more vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicide? A new national study gives us the answers.

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.

Call for urgent action against world’s deadliest infectious disease

September 19, 2018
News  

TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease, according to a new report.

Hope for strong world declaration on deadly TB

August 23, 2018
News  

Last week the World Health Organsiation (WHO) changed its treatment recommendations for the deadliest form of TB, drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), following South Africa’s bold decision.