The need for a new tuberculosis vaccine is as urgent as ever, and now a local pharmaceutical company is joining the race to find one
By 2030, the planet is likely to be warmer, undermining the fight against tuberculosis
In the past five years, none of the targets political leaders adopted after the previous round of high-level discussions on the fight against tuberculosis at the United Nations General Assembly have been met
The judge said the need to widen access to first line ART and TPT therapy on a community level was a dire need
The only anti-tuberculosis shot we have is the century-old BCG vaccine given to infants, whose protection only lasts for 10 to 20 years
Nhe new guidelines say anyone who has a big chance of getting infected can get access to preventive medicines
TB was the leading cause of teenage deaths between 2008 and 2018 in South Africa
Claimants detail struggles to access compensation
Trust had paid out more than R700m but too many claimants ‘are being misdiagnosed, incorrectly classified or rejected’, say activists
Researchers struggle to understand how teenagers experience tuberculosis treatment, and they haven’t done enough to ask, experts at last week’s seventh South African TB conference argued
Sidelined during the Covid-19 pandemic, the country’s deadliest disease has been working under cover
Sex education will help prevent new HIV infections, expert says
Miss South Africa 2018 and Miss Universe runner-up Dr Tamaryn Green wants better working conditions for patients and doctors. As a TB and Covid-19 survivor herself, she talks to Denvor de Wee about her competitiveness, her love of nature and her imminent wedding
The Tshiamiso Trust has begun paying out workers who contracted silicosis and TB in South Africa’s gold mines, but the amounts are paltry against what they have lost to poor health over the years.
Families will never forget how iphika took their fathers, brothers, husbands and breadwinners after they spent the best years of their lives digging up gold in the mines
Beneficiaries will now be able to apply to get money from the settlement almost two years after the Johannesburg high court ruled on the matter.
More men than women have tuberculosis and 82% are in the 15 to 24 age group
While data is still trickling in on how much the pandemic affects health systems, there are far-reaching consequences for people living with HIV and tuberculosis.
It is imperative that we train healthcare workers and participate in continent-wide collaboration
The focus may have been on urban nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic, but those in rural areas suffer similar fates. However, very little is known about how they have been able to cope
More than a quarter of prisoners have not been convicted of anything, they just couldn’t meet bail requirements
Framing coronavirus as a security threat is not the only possible approach
People who are self-isolating — the middle and upper class, especially — must take care not to endanger other lives in the process. We must all be human to the humans around us
We need to resist the patriarchy, racism, sexism and capitalist greed that is still prevalent on the globe
According to UN figures, some 3 400 migrants and refugees remain detained in Tripoli, which has seen a surge in fighting since early April
Community health workers need to be supported so that policies can be tangibly effective
South African scientists need to develop health technologies that respond to our society’s most pressing needs
One in four people carry this potentially deadly bug? Now a new shorter treatment can prevent it from making you sick.
It is not just the person who drinks alcohol in excess who is harmed; the family suffers too
South Africa boasts the world’s largest HIV treatment programme but are provinces ready to take the lead?
#TrackingTheNSP: Ahead of World Aids Day, hear just how far provinces have come putting the national plan into practice.
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