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International donors pledge $14 bln to fight AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis

13 October 2019, 9:28 AM

International donors pledged $14 billion to fight diseases including AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis at a Global Fund summit in the French city of Lyon.

Govt to double efforts to deal decisively with tuberculosis

15 March 2019, 8:19 PM

Government needs to double its efforts if it’s to deal decisively with tuberculosis.

‘Game changer’ tuberculosis drug cures 8 in 10

24 October 2018, 11:39 AM

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.

Thousands contract drug resistant tuberculosis every year in SA

22 March 2018, 6:44 PM

Twenty-thousand South Africans contract drug resistant tuberculosis every year.

WHO decries ‘collective failure’ as measles kills 140,000

6 December 2019, 6:35 AM

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 fight stalling at ‘unacceptably high level’ of deaths: WHO

4 December 2019, 6:47 AM

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 waves to the crowd following his visit to St. Peter's Parish church in the Sam Phran district of Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand.

Pope urges Thais not to see Christianity as ‘foreign’

22 November 2019, 9:39 AM

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.

N Cape government hails Dikeni’s contribution to SA’s democracy

12 November 2019, 6:21 PM

Northern Cape Arts and Culture MEC Bernice Sinxeve has hailed activist and poet Sandile Dikeni’s contribution to the fight against apartheid.

Tributes pour in for journalist, poet Sandile Dikeni

10 November 2019, 8:33 PM

Tributes are pouring in for journalist and poet Sandile Dikeni. The 53-year-old died in Cape Town following a long battle with tuberculosis.

Anti-vaccination activists protest

Measles and mistrust in Ukraine weaken world’s defences

5 November 2019, 8:05 AM

Many of the people coming to Anna Kukharuk’s private medical clinic don’t have a disease. What plagues them is doubt. But its effects are a health emergency that the doctor and hundreds of others are struggling to remedy.

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