Healthcare Trends 2020

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3D-printed device makes TB diagnosis faster and simpler

A 3D-printed insert added to simple face-masks is revolutionising the way tuberculosis (TB) is detected...

19 Feb 2020

Preventing TB: a big drug price cut paves the way for global scale-up

Lengthy negotiations ended in good news recently when the price of rifapentine, a lifesaving antibiotic, was marked down by 66% by its manufacturer Sanofi. When combined with another antibiotic (isoniazid), rifapentine can prevent tuberculosis (TB) disease...

By Gavin Churchyard 14 Jan 2020

A new way to give an old TB vaccine proves highly effective in monkeys

What if you could make the tuberculosis vaccine much more powerful, not by altering the ingredients, but just by changing the way it is given to people?

By JoAnne L. Flynn 2 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Healthcare

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

17 Dec 2019

We are using computer models to fight drug resistance

The infectious disease burden in Africa is very high, particularly for tuberculosis (TB), malaria and HIV/Aids...

By Ozlem Tastan Bishop 13 Dec 2019

Using nanomedicine to fight TB

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world's deadliest infectious diseases. It's massive, it's tricky, and treatment can be exhausting (and toxic). But there may be new hope for TB treatment on the horizon: nanomedicine.

By Nicklaus Kruger 6 Dec 2019

Clinical trials underway for adult TB vaccine

An ongoing clinical trial is underway to further evaluate a new tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate MTBVAC in an adult endemic population...

21 Nov 2019

We are gaining against TB but knowledge gaps remain

Important gains have been made in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB). Each year, fewer people are being diagnosed with the disease...

By Emily Wong, Al Leslie & Mohlopheni Jackson Marakalala 11 Nov 2019

New TB vaccine shows promise

Tuberculosis is preventable, treatable and curable, yet last year it killed 1.5-million people, more than HIV/Aids. A vaccine is the ultimate prevention tool, and the GSK/IAVI M72 candidate shows promise to this end...

29 Oct 2019

Grant to fund child-friendly TB treatments

A R280m grant will fund a project to develop and evaluate child-friendly treatments for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and assess regimens to prevent the onset of the disease...

22 Oct 2019

National leaders must step in to eradicate TB

Until national leaders step up, tuberculosis (TB) remains the single most lethal infectious disease globally, killing some 1.6-million people annually, surpassing even HIV/Aids...

18 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Focused interventions needed to tackle HIV, TB burden

Adolescent girls and young women remain disproportionately affected by HIV and South Africa is among the 30 countries of the world with the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB)...

23 Aug 2019

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