TB patients urged to continue taking their daily medication

The National Department of Health’s Chief Director for TB Control and Management, Professor Norbert Ndjeka says it remains a challenge to get patients to continue taking their daily tuberculosis medication. Ndjeka was speaking at a symposium in Sandton, Johannesburg, ahead of World TB Day on Sunday. Professor Ndjeka elaborates, “One of the[…]

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Several TB strains now incurable, say local researchers

According to scientists, as a result of patients not finishing their treatments for tuberculosis (TB), several strains of the disease have become not just drug-resistant, but incurable! A study from the University of Cape Town says that “while various strains of TB, with varying degrees of resistance to drugs, have[…]

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Survey to give insight on TB’s true burden

As part of government’s plans to reduce tuberculosis (TB) deaths by 95% by 2035‚ Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday launch South Africa’s first National TB Prevalence Survey. The Presidency on Tuesday released the address he is to give on World TB Day in Lephalale in Limpopo. Ramaphosa said[…]

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