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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.

Think vitamin D deficiency is not common in Africa? Think again

29 June 2020, 2:51 PM

The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, and the number of diseases associated with it, seems to be increasing worldwide. Africa is known to have a huge burden of disease, but little is known about the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency.

Gauteng Health budget should deal entirely with the COVID-19 pandemic: DA

20 June 2020, 9:01 AM

 The DA in Gauteng says the provincial health budget should be redirected to deal entirely with the COVID-19 pandemic.

MEC Bandile Masuku

Gauteng allocates over R55 billion to health sector, will prioritise HIV/Aids, TB

19 June 2020, 5:01 PM

HIV/Aids and TB initiatives will get the biggest chunk of the R55.7 billion budget presented by the Gauteng Health Department for the 2020/2021 financial year, on Friday.

South Africa BCG booster trials seek low-cost weapon against COVID-19

19 May 2020, 3:35 PM

The idea of testing the BCG vaccine in Africa against COVID-19 was bound to cause controversy, yet officials say efforts under way could, if successful, give the continent a cheap and easily deployable weapon against the virus.

‘Sub-Saharan Africa could see spike in AIDS related deaths due to stretched health services’

13 May 2020, 7:17 PM

The World Health Organisation and UNAIDS have warned that if interruptions in health services and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic are not overcome, it could lead to more than half a million extra deaths from AIDS-related illnesses in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Zambia reports 15 new COVID-19 cases as infections steadily rise in Africa

10 May 2020, 6:57 PM

Zambia has confirmed that the total number of the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country have risen by 15 to 267.

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