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TB in South Africa’s children: what needs to be done

Tackling TB in children is one of the issues that received much needed  discussion at the eighth SA TB Conference in Durban.  According to a 2020 article on TB prevalence, incidence, and prevention, children living with HIV accounted for 7% of South Africa’s reported 328,000 TB cases in children under 15. In addition, a World Health Organization article indicates that the global situation is even more alarming, with 1.3 million children falling ill with TB worldwide in 2022. At the conference, the TB Accountability Consortium spoke to Dr Juli Switala about TB in children.  Switala said the staggering 54,000 TB-related deaths […]

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Slow progress after decision to make TB prevention pills more widely available

Besides preventing illness and death, tuberculosis prevention therapy is estimated to be highly cost effective. Yet, uptake of the medication is not what it could be in South Africa.

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Take political action, TB advocates urge Health Minister at TB Conference

TB advocates presented a letter to the Health Minister at the SA TB Conference calling for political action.

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New report calls for interventions to reduce country’s TB disease burden

The 2024 State of TB in South Africa report calls on government to find ways that integrate TB, HIV and diabetes services.

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Calls for greater collaboration and action arise at TB Imbizo

TB advocates in the Western Cape have called for  greater collaboration to help improve the TB response in the country. The call came during the KESS TB Imbizo which was held in Khayelitsha at the beginning of March. The KESS TB Imbizo was organised by the TB Proof, TB HIV Care and Anova NGOs in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health and the City of Cape Town. It aimed to showcase progress, discuss data, research findings, and potential solutions around TB. TB remains a pressing national health challenge, claiming upwards of 50,000 lives in South Africa annually. Although […]

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TB March to National Health Department: all the pics

Check all the images from our march to the National Department of Health in Pretoria.

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