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Hope for strong world declaration on deadly TB

August 23, 2018

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.

President called upon to attend global TB meeting

June 15, 2018

Civil society groups are calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to attend a historic global tuberculosis (TB) meeting in September, as a show of political will in ending South Africa’s top killer.

Mabuza: Youth are the key to fighting TB

June 13, 2018

Deputy President David Mabuza has called on young people to become “champions” for South Africa’s deadliest disease, tuberculosis (TB), at the opening of the 5th South African TB Conference on Tuesday in Durban.

Poor families forced to feed from dumping sites

June 1, 2018

MPUMALANGA – Forced to find ways of surviving, several poor families from the Msukaligwa area have found ways to feed their families from municipal dumping sites.

Dead bodies and food contamination: Your questions answered

April 10, 2018

This week the Sowetan reported that food products were being stored under the same roof as a mortuary in Pretoria East sparking concerns about food contamination.

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

March 24, 2018

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

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.