Deadly, drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), as lethal as Ebola and tough to treat in even the best hospitals, is a “blinking red” worldwide threat, the head of a global health fund warned.
Authorities warn that if no action is taken to change how the dead are laid to rest, urban areas will run out of grave space in as little as 50 years.
US consul-general to South Africa, Virginia Blaser, has indicated that the Eastern Cape is losing the battle in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
A study conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), has found that close to 30% of HIV positive people, who are virally unsuppressed, are resistant to antiretroviral drugs.
Acting President David Mabuza and chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council has challenged traditional leaders to champion the fight against HIV/AIDS.