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South Africa can’t just “move-on” from Covid-19 without absorbing valuable lessons 

A new report released today, on Universal Health Coverage Day, by Rural Health Advocacy Project reveals that the health system disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic compromised the gains made in many programmes in this sector. It also highlighted various inequities in the current structure of the health system

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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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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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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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2023 State of TB in SA Report shines spotlight on governance

The second edition of the State of TB Report takes a more in depth look at the governance of TB programmes in South Africa.

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