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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.

Reallocation of resources for COVID-19 has adversely impacted health of women: Ramaphosa

13 July 2020, 5:42 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has told an independent United Nations (UN) panel that the health of women has been adversely impacted through the reallocation of resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemic exposes scientific rift over proving when germs are airborne

11 July 2020, 2:44 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a clash among medical experts over disease transmission that stretches back nearly a century – to the very origins of germ theory.

New WHO guidance calls for more evidence on airborne transmission

10 July 2020, 4:13 AM

The World Health Organisation on Thursday released new guidelines on the transmission of the novel coronavirus that acknowledge some reports of airborne transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19, but stopped short of confirming that the virus spreads through the air.

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.



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