Opening the right windows in minibus taxis could reduce the spread of TB, according to a new study

2019-09-27 11:42

The majority of South Africans use minibus taxis, and TB is one of the major diseases afflicting the country’s population.

Landmark silicosis ruling a 'huge relief' even if it took 15 years - lawyer

2019-07-27 07:30

The approval by the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg for a landmark R5bn settlement with ill gold miners has been broadly welcomed by the affected parties.

Calls for government to allow generics of lifesaving drugs

2019-06-14 18:30

Activists want multinational pharmaceutical company to lower over-inflated price of groundbreaking TB drug.

Major shot in the arm in fight to thwart TB

2019-05-09 14:48

Tuberculosis drug, 3HP, will improve the adherence of patients because it is taken for a shorter period, with one dose a week. It also has fewer side effects than the current treatment.

19-year-old contracts TB from biological dad she hadn’t seen in 18 years

2019-03-28 12:57

When Jade October from Kuils River, Cape Town, met her biological dad again after 18 years, she didn’t realise her life would change drastically.

#ItsTime — World TB Day 2019 highlights working together to eradicate the deadly disease

2019-03-24 16:42

Everyone, from civilians to congress, and everyone else in between, need to step up and start working together to eradicate one of the world’s deadliest diseases — TB.

Two women fight 'big pharma' - and the world's deadliest disease

2019-02-14 07:19

Opposing TB drug bedaquiline's latest patent application could mean patients no longer have to choose 'deaf or dead'.

Don't let let TB go untreated during pregnancy

2018-12-07 13:18

HIV-positive pregnant women with TB are encouraged to adhere to treatment because the disease can be successfully treated in pregnancy.

New TB trial aims to slash treatment time for MDR

2018-08-28 09:00

A new combination of four drugs aims to treat multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB in six months instead of 24.

SA first country to break all barriers to revolutionary TB drug

2018-06-19 11:41

Cure rates for XDR-TB (extensively drug-resistant TB) patients taking the new drug bedaquiline are as high as 80%.


TB history made in South Africa, but concerns over how long patients will wait for breakthrough treatment

2019-08-16 12:26

The world is one step closer to ending the deadliest form of the deadliest infectious disease known to man – extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Chest X-rays and mobile clinics across Southern Africa: the mammoth task after the landmark R5bn mining settlement

2019-07-26 17:24

The six companies will payout R5bn in claims and miners will receive between R70 000 and R500 000, depending on which of four categories they fall into.

Your iron deficiency, or mild anaemia, could have a surprising benefit

2019-05-10 10:05

We’ve only ever heard of the dark side of iron deficiency and the severe health problems it can cause if left untreated. But could this condition have any positive effects?

5 latest developments in TB research

2019-04-04 13:16

Researchers are working hard to make progress in the fight against tuberculosis. Let's take a look a look at the latest research and developments.

How stigma continues to threaten SA's battle against TB

2019-03-26 16:20

Even though tuberculosis patients may be getting the latest drugs, they are still struggling with the stigma attached – from family, friends, and even health workers.

Major battles have been won against TB. But the war isn't over

2019-03-24 12:00

Even though major strides are being made in research around TB, millions are still being infected by one of the world's leading killers.

File mix-up leaves TB patient without treatment

2019-01-31 10:37

A tuberculosis patient from KwaZulu Natal was told that her file showed she had completed her treatment, which meant that for two months she stopped taking her medication.

Motsoaledi receives international prizes for role in fight against TB

2018-10-24 13:22

Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi has been honoured with two Kochon prizes in The Hague, Netherlands, after he was recognised for his role and political leadership in the fight against TB globally.


2018-07-02 16:00

THE fight against HIV/Aids will never be won as long as the issue of TB is ignored.

Ramaphosa called upon to attend global TB meeting

2018-06-15 14:07

President Ramaphosa's attendance at a global tuberculosis meeting in September would show that TB is being taken seriously.

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