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Collective will can curb TB epidemic
Collective will can curb TB epidemic
Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death by natural causes in South Africa. Yet most TB deaths are preventable. Political will, leadership and...
Political parties offer no cure-all prescriptions
Political parties offer no cure-all prescriptions
The most striking aspects of almost all political parties' health manifestos – with the exception of the...
Letters to the editor: January 24 to 30 2014
Letters to the editor: January 24 to 30 2014
The incessant, carefully crafted attacks on President Jacob Zuma, which in most cases are baseless, are not merely directed at Zuma as an individual but are meant to sow divisions within the ANC in the main....
TB strain: Resistance is fertile
TB strain: Resistance is fertile
It is 8am on a Wednesday and the final rush of people going to work and taking children to school is dying down. Hezekiel Nyoni (38) greets the...
Mpumalanga loses ground in war on HIV
Mpumalanga loses ground in war on HIV
According to a review of South Africa's national strategic plan to deal with HIV,   published by advocacy group the Treatment Action...
Comment: Our leaders must keep their word
Comment: Our leaders must keep their word
Over the years, I've continually learned the value of keeping promises. As a musician and a businesswoman, I would lose the loyalty and...
Anger over drug access in TB trial
Anger over drug access in TB trial
Health activists in the United States and South Africa are crying foul about a drug that was tested in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe,...
Bhekisisa: Help us choose a winner
Bhekisisa: Help us choose a winner
Readers have sent us their letters with their thoughts about Bhekisisa: M&G's new Centre for Health Journalism*. We...
Funding crisis looms large
Funding crisis looms large
The imminent cut in funding for HIV adherence counsellors in Lesotho is likely to create tension and cracks in an already severely under-resourced...
Southern Africa cracks down on TB in mines
Southern Africa cracks down on TB in mines
In August 2012, heads of state from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) agreed to sign the SADC Declaration on TB in the...
Opinion: TB cannot be kept behind bars
Opinion: TB cannot be kept behind bars
South Africa had an estimated 500 000 people diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in 2011, the third highest number of cases in the world, after India...
SADC countries tackle TB with new agreement
SADC countries tackle TB with new agreement
"The biggest killer of miners is tuberculosis, not accidents," said South Africa's Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Wednesday,...

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