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Tuberculosis remains a huge problem in Eastern Cape

11 April 2021, 9:22 PM

Covid-19 has ravaged the Eastern Cape, claiming more than 11-thousand lives in the province. At the same time, tuberculosis remained a huge problem.


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.

COVID-19 disruption causing many deaths from TB, AIDS in poorest countries – Global Fund

8 September 2021, 12:17 AM

Hundreds of thousands of people will die of tuberculosis left untreated because of disruption to healthcare systems in poor countries caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a global aid fund said.

Outcry over UK government’s order to put down infected alpaca named Geronimo

9 August 2021, 11:10 AM

 The fate of a doomed eight-year-old alpaca named Geronimo has triggered an outcry against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after his government ordered the animal be put down because of positive tests for bovine tuberculosis.

This is no time to neglect hepatitis – 70 million Africans are infected

28 July 2021, 7:50 AM

In 2016, the World Health Organisation (WHO) set an ambitious target to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. This was followed by commitments from governments – including African countries – to develop national strategic plans for viral hepatitis and earmark resources to eliminate the disease.

COVID-19 in children: the South African experience and way forward

25 July 2021, 3:20 PM

From the outset, communities were concerned about the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on children. This was justifiable because many other respiratory viruses such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus disproportionately affect children.

Low trust in authorities affects vaccine uptake: Evidence from 22 African countries

21 May 2021, 1:55 PM

In a time when the world is focusing on COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has highlighted the importance of routine immunisations for diseases such as measles, tetanus and polio.



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