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Organisations join forces, launches roadmap to combat zoonotic TB

"Preventing and controlling bovine TB at its animal source is crucial to avoid its transmission to humans, improve food safety and protect the livelihood of many rural communities."

13 Oct 2017

Engen health screenings continue through #TransportMonth

In celebration of Transport Month, Engen Petroleum is continuing on its annual Driver Wellness programme, offering free health screenings for truck drivers at two Engen Truck Stops in Gauteng...

10 Oct 2017

Is SA's healthcare getting better?

Insight Survey's latest South African Healthcare Industry Landscape Report 2017 provides a holistic understanding of the healthcare landscape in South Africa based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 28 Aug 2017

End in sight for silicosis case?

Anglo American and Gold Fields may settle with miners and their families...

By Pete Lewis/GroundUp 15 Aug 2017

Legal barriers to fast tracking HIV/TB response in Africa

Progress on the Global Commission on HIV and the Law recommendations was discussed at the second Africa Regional Dialogue...

4 Aug 2017

Study: Mutant protein affects TB treatment time

Blocking a single protein, which appears responsible for the ineffectiveness of antibiotics against some tuberculosis-causing bacteria, may help shorten treatment time for the disease...

13 Jul 2017

SA needs to do more to curb drug-resistant TB strains

TB accounted for more than 33,000 deaths in South Africa in 2015, and averaged over 7% of all deaths from 2013 to 2015.

24 Mar 2017

TB urine test gives quicker results in HIV patients

An inexpensive urine test provided more TB diagnoses among hospitalised HIV patients than rapid sputum-based tests...

24 Mar 2017

Animal studies give a clearer picture of TB

Studying TB in animals provides valuable insight to the biological mechanisms causing the disease in both wildlife and humans.

24 Mar 2017

SA scores new medicine worth millions – for free

A deal brokered with the health department guarantees free access to a new TB drug, but for how long?

By JOAN VAN DYK 15 Mar 2017

World Bank project gets stuck into occupation-related TB

An initiative to heighten access to TB-related services and information among affected mining communities is currently being undertaken by the World Bank...

12 Oct 2016

Treatment doe not kill TB completely

A new study has found evidence that the bacteria causing TB can still be found in the lungs after treatment...

16 Sep 2016

New unit makes TB treatment safer for children

A new research unit geared towards making TB drugs safe and accessible for children recently opened its doors at the Brooklyn Chest Hospital...

14 Jul 2016

Prisons benefit from mobile TB testing

South Africa has the third highest TB rate in the world, and the prevalence in prisons has been estimated as three to seven times higher...

11 Jul 2016

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International

The fight against antimicrobial resistance depends on good agricultural practices

To ensure that antimicrobials are used responsibly and in ways that do not threaten public health and food production, a stronger global effort including larger investments and improved surveillance measures are needed, according to FAO Deputy Director-General, Maria Helena Semedo. Semedo was speaking at a United Nations General Assembly side event on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

26 Sep 2017

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