08 June 2010

SA's plan to curb TB

South Africa is one of the four countries in the world with the largest concentration of TB sufferers with diagnosed drug-resistant strains of the disease.

South Africa's fight against TB has been complicated by its massive HIV infection rate, the Department of Health’s director general Thami Mseleku said at a press conference at the 38th Union World Conference on Lung Health.

TB and HIV
Mseleku said the Department’s new strategic plan for TB acknowledges the close connection between TB and HIV/Aids, and provided ways of dealing with the challenges of co-infection.


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