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Reducing TB and HIV in SA’s prisons

Inmates and people who work at the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) are at high risk of contracting TB, which in turn can filter back into their communities. To address this serious issue, there is a large national TB programme underway, which helps to address TB risks in the prison system, where inmates and DCS […]

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NDoH Launches TB App

The National Department of Health (NDoH) launched a mobile-friendly TB app at an event held at the Hilton Hotel Durban recently. (more…)

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Additional resources to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria recently approved a strategy 2017-2022 to maximise impact, strengthen systems for health, promote and protect human rights and gender equality, and mobilise additional resources. The Strategy was approved at a two-day meeting graciously hosted by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, the first time […]

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Truck to screen for TB in prisons

Bidvest Medical, a division of Bidvest Office, has entered the exciting and demanding mobile occupational health arena with the development of its first mobile health truck, which will be used to screen for TB in prisons around the country. (more…)

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TB: What we can learn from India

Medical Chronicle recently embarked on a media tour to India as the exclusive medical media partner of the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership. The following article looks at the symmetry and differences in challenges that India and SA face in treating MDR-TB patients.  India India is one of the countries most affected by TB, with 1.9 million […]

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SA Breakthroughs Offer New Hope for the Eradication of TB

Diana Marshall, health writer Stellenbosch University’s world-renowned tuberculosis drug-testing facility has notched up breakthroughs that promise far-reaching changes to the current 50-year-old TB treatment regimen, offering new hope to patients and the medical specialists who treat them. The most recent, announced last month at an international conference in Berlin, Germany, showed that when the new […]

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