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Mineworkers to get compensation – finally

May 4, 2018
Tuberculosis (TB)  

Two days after Workers’ Day, South Africa’s biggest ever class action settlement was reached, offering compensation to mineworkers who contracted silicosis or tuberculosis on gold mines from 12 March 1965.

New pain-free test for TB in kids

October 23, 2017
Tuberculosis (TB)  

Diagnosing TB in children is so difficult and often-painful that many kids are misdiagnosed and lose their chance to be cured, but new research offers hope.

Taking the pain out of kiddie TB tests 

October 23, 2017
Tuberculosis (TB)  

For children with suspected tuberculosis (TB), diagnosis is difficult and can often be painful and complicated. In a vulnerable population where many kids are being missed new diagnostics are critical. And preliminary results from a South African trial have given experts in the field, and patients, a glimmer of hope.

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.