tuberculosis

 
Pharma funding for TB research four times less than government funding
Pharma funding for TB research four times less than government funding
Responsible for up to 1.5 million deaths a year, tuberculosis (TB) remains the world's leading cause of death alongside HIV. Yet private sector...
Bikers go full throttle to speed up TB cure in Zimbabwe
Bikers go full throttle to speed up TB cure in Zimbabwe
Mazvita Chitsa stared down in fear at her two-year-old girl's emaciated body. Chipo lay on a rug on the cement floor of hut, coughing and sweating...
The South Africans who unmasked TB stigma
The South Africans who unmasked TB stigma
Tuberculosis (TB) activists inspired many media professionals, including journalists at the ...
#Unmask TB stigma with a selfie
#Unmask TB stigma with a selfie
Five years ago, on Christmas Eve, I was diagnosed with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. I had to spend the festive season in isolation, away from...
[Podcast]TB and diabetes: Are they linked?
[Podcast]TB and diabetes: Are they linked?
Are people with diabetes more likely to get TB? Dr Bart Willems says yes.
[Podcast]Can drug-resistant TB get cured?
[Podcast]Can drug-resistant TB get cured?
Only half of people with multidrug resistant TB are cured, and patients run a high risk of losing their hearing due to the drugs.
[Podcast]Most South Africans have the TB germ - so why aren't they sick?
[Podcast]Most South Africans have the TB germ - so why aren't they sick?
About 80% of people have the TB germ inside their bodies, but that doesn't mean they will all develop the disease.
Quick urine TB test a life-saver, but only in certain cases
Quick urine TB test a life-saver, but only in certain cases
A cost-effective, quick urine test for tuberculosis (TB) could save lives, but it isn't a silver bullet.
[Podcast]Non-lung TB, the silent killer
[Podcast]Non-lung TB, the silent killer
TB is not only found in the lungs. You can get TB anywhere in your body, but it is very difficult to diagnose.
Humans can get deadly TB from animals
Humans can get deadly TB from animals
In December, a tourist in the Kruger National Park saw an African wild dog attack the tyres of a car. She called park officials thinking the animal...

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