Tuberculosis

Different political stances

Different-political-stances

TB funds falling way short

The international community is spending less than half of the money called for by a global plan to stop tuberculosis, according to a report released in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Human rights and TB

HIV/Aids is a human rights issue, said former president Nelson Mandela. But why is tuberculosis, which is the leading cause of natural death in SA, not seen in the same light?

TB: a major challenge for SA

Medical experts say tough isolation measures are justified to contain a deadly, highly contagious and drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis brewing in South Africa.

Major new TB plan for SA

The Department of Health has announced a major new plan to fight tuberculosis at an international conference in Cape Town.

TB/HIV a national emergency

The SA government must immediately declare TB and TB/HIV a national emergency and dramatically increase the intensity of its response, the World Health Organisation says.

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