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Infographic: 10 things to know about TB

Since the discovery of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) in 1882, 24 March has been observed as World TB Day. We gather facts...
TB trial

Trial in South Africa successful in treating XDR TB

March is Tuberculosis Awareness Month. A trial in South Africa to treat extensive drug-resistant tuberculosis has proven to be successful. Brand South Africa reporter A trial...
South Africa's health minister receives international award

South Africa’s health minister receives international award

South Africa's minister of health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has received the USAid-TB International Award for his contribution to the fight to eradicate the diseases. He said the cause should receive the same attention as other global health issues.

Health hero on a mission to fight TB

phumeza---thumbAt 19, Phumeza Tisile was misdiagnosed and mistreated, with disastrous consequences. With specialist help, she recovered. Now she is going global in her quest to get treatment for XDR-TB to those who need it most.

OBE for South African legend Johnny Clegg

Clegg in concert to raise funds for TB

Johnny Clegg, one of South Africa's most beloved musicians, continues his philanthropic work - this time raising funds for the Treatment Action Campaign's operation towards tuberculosis eradication. A host of fellow musicians will be on stage alongside Clegg.
South Africa stays polio-free

New vaccines are saving South Africa’s children’s lives

The recent introduction of new childhood vaccines in South Africa has cut the number of children under five suffering from life-threatening pneumonia by 70%, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told Parliament on Tuesday.
SA scientists win AU awards

South Africa and US collaborate on medical research

Medical research grants worth $8-million in first-year funding have been awarded by the National Institutes of Health and the South African Medical Research Council. They will target research into HIV and Aids, TB and cancers at eight South African institutions.

South Africa’s mortality rate at its lowest in over a decade

While tuberculosis remains the No 1 cause of death in South Africa, more accurate recording and reporting has led to HIV becoming the third leading cause of death, Statistician General Pali Lehohla said at the release of the latest Mortality and Causes of Death report.
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