Opinion & Commentary
At a recent international TB conference, some doctors suggested countries with weak health systems should not be allowed to use new TB drugs, although the old ones are ineffectual and cause deafness. Thankfully, South Africa is leading the world in treating drug-resistant TB.
One week, two UN high level meetings on health matters – and virtually no interaction between the two. But diabetes, cancer and depression have a major impact on tuberculosis. If we treat them in silos, we won’t overcome them. HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green.
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.
TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease, according to a new report.