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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.

South African scientists discover new chemicals that kill malaria parasite

16 January 2021, 7:43 PM

South African scientists have discovered chemical compounds that could potentially be used for a new line of drugs to treat malaria and even kill the parasite in its infectious stage, which most available drugs do not.

Coronavirus claims 1.5 million lives globally with 10 000 dying each day

4 December 2020, 11:36 AM

Over 1.5 million people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 with one death reported every nine seconds on a weekly average, as vaccinations are set to begin in December in a handful of developed nations.

Coronavirus claims 1.5 million lives globally with 10 000 dying each day

3 December 2020, 11:25 PM

Over 1.5 million people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 with one death reported every nine seconds on a weekly average, as vaccinations are set to begin in December in a handful of developed nations.

SA continues to have largest number of people living with HIV in the world

30 November 2020, 12:57 PM

As we continue our efforts to manage the devastating coronavirus pandemic, we cannot ignore the other public health challenges that our country faces.

Why it’s important to keep diagnosing and treating HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic

30 November 2020, 11:26 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has shifted the projected course of public health resources and existing HIV campaigns.

WHO and experts call for urgent action to safely resume immunization services amid COVID-19 pandemic

24 November 2020, 8:38 AM

The World Health Organization and immunization experts in the African Region have called on countries and health stakeholders to prioritize immunization services – which have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic – in order to protect children and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases.

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