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New TB drug reduces treatment time

May 14, 2019
OurHealth  

A major shot in the arm is set to boost South Africa’s fight against tuberculosis.

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.

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.

Top killer diseases feed on each other

October 1, 2018
News  

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.

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.