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No end in sight for TB

November 20, 2017

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.

Deaths rates declined due to HIV success – report

August 23, 2017

Death rates have declined, largely due to successes in HIV, but a lot more needs to be done to defeat its “terrible twin”, tuberculosis (TB).

Activists don’t endorse new government HIV & TB plan

April 11, 2017

South Africa’s guide to addressing HIV and TB for the next five years does not have the support of key activists, who are also critical about how the plan was drawn up.

Drug-resistant TB: The edge of death

March 28, 2017
News   Tuberculosis (TB)  

Health care workers in South Africa are more likely to get TB than ordinary citizens. As we mark TB awareness month, dietitian INGRID OXLEY recounts how drug-resistant TB nearly cost her life.

Diabetics at greater risk of developing TB

March 27, 2017

Diabetics should be careful to protect themselves from TB, explains this Khayelitsha man who is living with both conditions.

Incurable TB: Patients die without dignity

March 24, 2017

There are no state-funded facilities for people living with incurable TB to spend the rest of their lives safely.

When adolescence and TB meet

March 24, 2017
Tuberculosis (TB)  

Teens with drug-resistant TB struggle to navigate years of treatment, school and the general pressures of adolescence.