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New HIV drug safe with preventive TB meds

March 7, 2019
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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
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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.

Two women vs ‘big pharma’ to fight TB

February 13, 2019
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One hails from Mumbai and the other from Khayelitsha but the pair has teamed up after surviving the planet’s deadliest infectious disease; tuberculosis (TB). Toxic treatment robbed both women of their hearing and a newer, safer, drug is unaffordable leaving many people with the choice between deafness or death.

Joburg girl battles TB stigma on the global stage

October 30, 2018
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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
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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.

Top killer diseases feed on each other

October 1, 2018
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One week, two UN high level meetings on health matters – and virtually no interaction between the two. But diabetes, cancer and depression have a major impact on tuberculosis. If we treat them in silos, we won’t overcome them. HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green.

Historic UN TB declaration ‘falls short’ say activists

September 27, 2018
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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.