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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.

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.

Call for urgent action against world’s deadliest infectious disease

September 19, 2018
News  

TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease, according to a new report.

WORLD TB DAY: Breakthrough returns to 100-year-old vaccine

March 24, 2018
News  

A breakthrough South African study may change the course of vaccine research for the world’s number one infectious-disease killer: tuberculosis (TB). While a new vaccine has been heralded as the only hope, researchers have returned to an old vaccine discovered almost 100 years ago for answers.

Op-ed: Championing a TB free South Africa

March 23, 2018
News  

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is that fiery blend of political activism, commitment to mission, and professional competence that will help to bring an end to tuberculosis (TB), writes TB Proof’s Ingrid Schoeman ahead of World TB Day on Saturday.

New pain-free test for TB in kids

October 23, 2017
Tuberculosis (TB)  

Diagnosing TB in children is so difficult and often-painful that many kids are misdiagnosed and lose their chance to be cured, but new research offers hope.