International donors pledged $14 billion to fight diseases including AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis at a Global Fund summit in the French city of Lyon.
Government needs to double its efforts if it’s to deal decisively with tuberculosis.
A new treatment for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis can cure 80% of sufferers, according to a trial hailed as a “game changer” in the fight against the global killer.
Twenty-thousand South Africans contract drug resistant tuberculosis every year.
One of the major factors that big pharmaceutical companies consider when new drugs are introduced, is whether health facilities have the ability to apply and maintain new regimens successfully.
Measles infected nearly 10 million people in 2018 and killed 140,000, mostly children, as devastating outbreaks of the viral disease hit every region of the world, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday.
Malaria still infects millions of people every year and kills more than 400,000 – mostly children in Africa – because the fight against the mosquito-borne disease has stalled, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
Pope Francis visited a modern sanctuary built in honor of Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbamrung, a Thai priest who died in 1944 and is considered a martyr.
Northern Cape Arts and Culture MEC Bernice Sinxeve has hailed activist and poet Sandile Dikeni’s contribution to the fight against apartheid.
Tributes are pouring in for journalist and poet Sandile Dikeni. The 53-year-old died in Cape Town following a long battle with tuberculosis.