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TB patients still shunned by families

March 25, 2019
Features  

Despite South Africa being the only country in the world to make a new TB drug available to all who have drug-resistant TB, many TB patients are still avoided by their families.

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.

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.

New TB vaccine in sight

October 24, 2018
News  

THE HAGUE – It took 100 years but a new vaccine for the world’s top infectious disease killer, tuberculosis (TB), is in sight.

Historic UN TB declaration ‘falls short’ say activists

September 27, 2018
News  

Civil society groups have criticised the United Nations declaration on tuberculosis (TB) ratified yesterday (26 Sept) saying it ‘falls short’ on critical issues in the fight against the world’s top infectious killer.

‘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.

SA’s ‘remarkable leadership’ could turn global tide against TB

September 21, 2018
News  

In the run-up to the first-ever United Nations high-level meeting (HLM) on tuberculosis (TB) next week, the global health community has praised South Africa for its role in tackling the world’s deadliest infectious disease.