TB

This vaccine could save tens of thousands of South African lives each year, but we’ll only see it in 2030

Vaccines against TB are much slower to develop than Covid ones

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Science | 9 May 2022

Hundreds march to Union Buildings over health system corruption

Protesters speak of ignorance and bigotry from clinic staff

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News | 19 October 2021

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

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Feature | 21 August 2020

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

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Brief | 8 May 2020

Cape Town’s children seem to be getting healthier

Cases of diarrhoea and malnutrition have dropped

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News | 11 July 2019

South African researchers develop quicker way to detect drug resistance

Local man develops resistance to new TB medicine despite good adherence

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Science | 10 July 2019

International tuberculosis commission praises SA government’s increased investment

TB killed 1.6 million people worldwide in 2017

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News | 1 April 2019

New tuberculosis vaccine raises hopes

But one more large trial is needed, says TB activist

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Brief | 28 September 2018

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

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Feature | 22 May 2018

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

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Feature | 17 May 2018

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

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Feature | 16 May 2018

Former Aids council head criticises government plan

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

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News | 17 June 2017

Aids Council responds to corruption allegations

Civil society organisations called “malicious”

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News | 15 June 2017

South Africa is making progress against its most deadly disease

Number of new cases is dropping

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News | 14 June 2017

Drug offers new option for patients with TB and Aids

Clinical trial shows positive effects of steroid for patients on ARVs

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News | 2 March 2017

South African study offers hope against drug-resistant TB

New simpler, shorter regimen has high cure rate

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News | 20 February 2017