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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.

Havoc for foreigners after DoH ‘mistake’

March 5, 2019
News  

The National Department of Health (NDoH) has distanced itself from an unconstitutional directive it issued to provincial heads of department nearly two months ago instructing that all non-South African citizens pay in full for all health services.

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.

TB in pregnancy can be cured

December 10, 2018
News  

Mpumalanga – When 24-year-old Gabisile Zulu discovered she was pregnant she was thrilled. Her joy was short lived because she was also diagnosed with tuberculosis – she was now fighting two diseases, HIV and TB.

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.

Bedaquiline price protests hit World Lung Conference launch

October 25, 2018
News  

THE HAGUE – As the opening ceremony of the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health kicked off in the Netherlands last night, protesting activists demanded Johnson & Johnson (J&J) slash its price for the blockbuster tuberculosis (TB) drug, bedaquiline.

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.