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Northern Cape records shocking TB stats

June 21, 2017
OurHealth   Tuberculosis (TB)  

Tuberculosis infections are rising in the Northern Cape, with the province’s John Taolo Gaetsewe District said to have the second highest number of cases in the country, and highest amount of multi drug resistant TB.

Township TB drive highlights disease dangers

April 5, 2017
News   OurHealth   Tuberculosis (TB)  

SOWETO – A door-to-door campaign conducted at Jabulani Hostel in honour of TB awareness month revealed that while many residents are infected, a high number of them have been defaulting on their treatment.

Drug-resistant TB: The edge of death

March 28, 2017
News   Tuberculosis (TB)  

Health care workers in South Africa are more likely to get TB than ordinary citizens. As we mark TB awareness month, dietitian INGRID OXLEY recounts how drug-resistant TB nearly cost her life.

When adolescence and TB meet

March 24, 2017
Tuberculosis (TB)  

Teens with drug-resistant TB struggle to navigate years of treatment, school and the general pressures of adolescence.

Potential cure for deadliest form of TB

February 16, 2017
Tuberculosis (TB)  

Usually a death sentence, extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) can potentially be cured with a new drug combination.

Tsakane community demand better health services

Members of Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) have joined together with the residents of Tsakane Township in Ekurhuleni to march on Pholosong Hospital to demand better conditions.

HIV won’t take away my smile

Accepting a positive HIV status can be difficult: One Free State woman shares her journey.