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File mix up leaves TB patient without treatment

January 25, 2019
OurHealth  

Andile Ntombela (31) from Tongaat north of KZN was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in August last year at Hambanathi Clinic.

Joburg girl battles TB stigma on the global stage

October 30, 2018
News  

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.

Calls for action at historic TB meeting

September 26, 2018
News  

President Cyril Ramaphosa will join other world leaders today (September 26th) to decide on how to fight TB: the world’s, and South Africa’s, deadliest infectious disease.

‘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.

Hope for strong world declaration on deadly TB

August 23, 2018
News  

Last week the World Health Organsiation (WHO) changed its treatment recommendations for the deadliest form of TB, drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), following South Africa’s bold decision.

World first for SA: All-access for blockbuster TB drug

June 19, 2018
News  

South Africa made history on Monday when the health department announced that all drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients will be eligible to receive the new medicine, bedaquiline, becoming the first country to do so.