TB

We followed community health worker Katrina Jacobs for a day. It’s incredible what she does

She is one of thousands providing essential care across the country

By Ashraf Hendricks - 21 August 2020
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Staff picket over plan to convert TB hospital to treat Covid-19

Emergency medical services and unions say personal protective equipment is in short supply

By Joseph Chirume - 8 May 2020
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Cape Town’s children seem to be getting healthier

Cases of diarrhoea and malnutrition have dropped

By Elsabé Brits - 11 July 2019
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South African researchers develop quicker way to detect drug resistance

Local man develops resistance to new TB medicine despite good adherence

By Elsabé Brits - 10 July 2019
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International tuberculosis commission praises SA government’s increased investment

TB killed 1.6 million people worldwide in 2017

By Elsabé Brits - 1 April 2019
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New tuberculosis vaccine raises hopes

But one more large trial is needed, says TB activist

By Kim Reynolds - 28 September 2018
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How do we prevent South Africans from getting sick with TB?

Part three of a three-part series on a neglected disease that kills over a hundred thousand South Africans every year

By Ashleigh Furlong - 22 May 2018
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TB research is underfunded but new medicines are on their way

Part two of a three part series on a neglected disease that kills over a hundred thousand South Africans every year

By Ashleigh Furlong - 17 May 2018
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Why do so many South Africans die of TB?

Part one of a three part series on a neglected disease which kills over 100,000 South Africans every year

By Ashleigh Furlong - 16 May 2018
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Former Aids council head criticises government plan

But Fareed Abdullah says it is not too late to improve it

By Ashleigh Furlong - 17 June 2017
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Aids Council responds to corruption allegations

Civil society organisations called “malicious”

By Ashleigh Furlong - 15 June 2017
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South Africa is making progress against its most deadly disease

Number of new cases is dropping

By Ashleigh Furlong - 14 June 2017
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Drug offers new option for patients with TB and Aids

Clinical trial shows positive effects of steroid for patients on ARVs

By Ashleigh Furlong - 2 March 2017
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South African study offers hope against drug-resistant TB

New simpler, shorter regimen has high cure rate

By Ashleigh Furlong and Nathan Geffen - 20 February 2017
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From illness to health: how I’ve thrived with HIV

Jaque Wambui was dangerously ill with extra-pulmonary tuberculosis in 2006 - here's why she hasn't been ill since

By Jacque Wambui - 19 July 2016
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Success against deadly drug-resistant TB in rural KZN

Number of cases has dropped dramatically following bunch of health interventions

By Nathan Geffen - 16 July 2016