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Dr Mohammed Rassool, deputy director, and Dr Pauline Howell, senior medical officer, Clinical HIV Research Unit
#WorldTBDay2021: Dramatic strides in research, but with challengesArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the country's TB programme, and led to a decline in the diagnosis rate. Now it seems that the health system is seeing an increase in patients presenting with more advanced TB...

Mohammed Rassool & Pauline Howell 24 Mar 2021

Medicines are only approved for use by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority when there is sufficient evidence that their benefits outweigh their risks.
Ivermectin and Covid-19: Why it's promising but why we need to be cautiousArticle

There is a clamour by some people for ivermectin to be approved by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) to treat Covid-19...

Rufaro Samanga 15 Jan 2021

Electron micrograph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, the cause of TB. Photo: NIAID via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
South African researchers develop quicker way to detect drug resistanceArticle

It is crucial to monitor patients taking the new drug for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), bedaquiline, to prevent resistance...

Elsabé Brits 11 Jul 2019

Mycobacterium tuberculosis under the microscope.
SU researchers study resistance to 'protect' new TB drugArticle

Scientists from Stellenbosch University (SU), in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians, are working on how Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB), can develop resistance to Bedaquiline...

3 Jun 2019

Drug-resistant TB research programme launched in PE
Drug-resistant TB research programme launched in PEArticle

A new programme in the fight against drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) that is expected to slash treatment times and minimise side-effects has been launched...

28 Mar 2019

TB, which is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, is a leading cause of death. Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock
Major battles have been won against TB. But the war isn't overArticle

The suffering and massive loss of life caused by tuberculosis (TB) are proof that humanity hasn't prioritised the development of tools to eliminate a disease dating back 9,000 years.

Bavesh Kana 22 Mar 2019

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MDR-TB treatment achievable in post-conflict DRCArticle

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is home to an estimated 81-million people and a high-burden country for tuberculosis (TB), TB/HIV and multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB).

15 Feb 2019

Bedaquiline roll-out to drastically change TB treatment
Bedaquiline roll-out to drastically change TB treatmentArticle

Patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) will now be able to receive life changing treatment as the Department of Health begins its roll-out of Bedaquiline...

19 Jun 2018

A woman with her treatment regime for extensively drug-resistant TB in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. MSF
The remarkable story of hope: how attitudes to drug-resistant TB changedArticle

The informal settlement of Khayelitsha in Cape Town is the latest site of a multi country trial that aims to transform the treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB).

Eric Goemaere 31 May 2018

#WorldTBDay: Rise in drug-resistant TB
#WorldTBDay: Rise in drug-resistant TBArticle

While the incidence of drug-susceptible (DS-TB), which is treated with the antibiotics rifampicin and isoniazid, has marginally declined in the past decade, there has been a marked increase in drug-resistant TB (DR-TB).

22 Mar 2018

SA scores new medicine worth millions – for free
SA scores new medicine worth millions – for freeArticle

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

JOAN VAN DYK 15 Mar 2017

New unit makes TB treatment safer for children
New unit makes TB treatment safer for childrenArticle

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

13 Jul 2016

[#WomenInBiz] Physician heal thyself, Q&A with Dr Dalene von Delft
[#WomenInBiz] Physician heal thyself, Q&A with Dr Dalene von DelftArticle

When Dalene von Delft started working as a doctor, she knew there were risks. But what she didn't bargain for was contracting a life-threatening disease...

Nicci Botha 14 Aug 2015

TB or no TB, new treatment for drug resistant strain
TB or no TB, new treatment for drug resistant strainArticle

South Africa is one of three countries (together with India and Ukraine) with the largest increase in multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), and with a treatment success rate of only 48% (according to a 2014 World Health Global TB report)...

3 Mar 2015

Approval by MCC of new TB drug welcomed
Approval by MCC of new TB drug welcomedArticle

Approximately 3,000 South African patients who suffer from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) will now be able to receive SIRTURO (bedaquiline) in the next year, following approval by South Africa's Medicines Control Council (MCC).

28 Oct 2014

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