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Opinion: Better data and transparency needed if we are to live up to TB rhetoric at UN

Global leaders are in New York for the UN High Level Meeting on TB. The meeting gives SA a chance to reflect on its TB programme.

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SA’s TB recovery doesn’t necessarily need a bigger budget, just reprioritisation

The National Department of Health has embarked on an ambitious National TB Recovery Plan. Where should it’s focus be?

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TB programmes are all very well, but better governance will make them effective

The challenge with people not testing is the nature of the disease and how it has been spread. Mostly affecting South Africa’s poorest citizens, TB is airborne and spreads in overcrowded, poorly ventilated areas.

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Why South Africa’s TB recovery programme needs to become a public facing one

The intention of the recovery plan was to be implemented from May 2021. Yet the plan
has been beleaguered with delays for more than two years since its inception, with no
clarity.

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OPINION: The promise of a financial boost for TB programmes – where to from here?

When Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana delivered his budget speech in February, TB got a special mention for the first time in years.

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OPINION | Govt’s lack of transparency makes it difficult to monitor efficacy of TB programmes

The TB sector, for one, is still dealing with fallout – a reduction in testing and diagnosis as well as an increase in the number of deaths.

To deal with this fallout, there has been a massive push to regain the momentum that was lost due to the reallocation of resources coupled with people not seeking health services.

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