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Joburg girl battles TB stigma on the global stage

October 30, 2018

THE HAGUE: During the launch of a new book which tells the story about their tuberculosis (TB) journey, Janet, and her nine-year-old daughter Angelina, spoke to Health-e News from the Netherlands about the stigma they faced in a local pre-school.

‘You can’t fight TB if you don’t show up’

September 26, 2018

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.

Taking the pain out of kiddie TB tests 

October 23, 2017
Tuberculosis (TB)  

For children with suspected tuberculosis (TB), diagnosis is difficult and can often be painful and complicated. In a vulnerable population where many kids are being missed new diagnostics are critical. And preliminary results from a South African trial have given experts in the field, and patients, a glimmer of hope.

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.

Early treatment credited with curing baby of TB

Earlier this year, OurHealth brought you the story of 7-month-old Kgaogelo who had been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). Now, her mother credits early treatment for saving the baby’s life.

Girl, 7, battles MDR-TB

October 4, 2013
Children's Health   OurHealth   Tuberculosis (TB)  

Lindokunhle Zwane, 7, was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) two years ago and is now battling multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).