TB Accountability Consortium

TB Accountability Consortium

The TBAC podcast: TB in the shadows of COVID: the unseen battle

Across the health spectrum, health programmes were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as it spread across the world.

TB was no exception.

Our TBAC podcast series has been spotlighting the pressing issues of an uncoordinated National TB Programme in South Africa. It features conversations with public health specialists, health advocates and civil society figures in looking at the ‘why’ and ‘how’ to implement the TB Recovery Plan.

In this episode, we explore the challenges facing South Africa’s TB response in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hear from health activists and experts who discuss the disproportionate response to TB and the impact on essential services. The episode sheds light on the hurdles in implementing TB policies and highlights the urgent need for change in governance and accountability.

Listen to the episode here: