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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.

Calls for action at historic TB meeting

September 26, 2018
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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
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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.

SA’s ‘remarkable leadership’ could turn global tide against TB

September 21, 2018
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In the run-up to the first-ever United Nations high-level meeting (HLM) on tuberculosis (TB) next week, the global health community has praised South Africa for its role in tackling the world’s deadliest infectious disease.

Call for urgent action against world’s deadliest infectious disease

September 19, 2018
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TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease, according to a new report.

Hope for strong world declaration on deadly TB

August 23, 2018
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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.