International donors pledged $14 billion to fight diseases including AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis at a Global Fund summit in the French city of Lyon.
Government needs to double its efforts if it’s to deal decisively with tuberculosis.
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.
Twenty-thousand South Africans contract drug resistant tuberculosis every year.
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.
The DA in Gauteng says the provincial health budget should be redirected to deal entirely with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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 has confirmed that the total number of the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country have risen by 15 to 267.