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 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.
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.
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.