February 17, 2016 in Public health news
Global Plan to End TB 2016-2020 released, provides roadmap to stop the spread of TB.
September 1, 2014 in Public health news
Capacity building workshop to share lessons from an innovative service delivery model which is being used to address complex health systems.
May 28, 2014 in Public health news
The Red Cross MDR-TB project is implemented in the Eastern Cape Province and aims to alleviate the increase of DR-TB cases in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Department of Health provincial TB control programme.
South Africa has the third highest tuberculosis (TB) and the fifth highest drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) burden in the world. The increase of DR-TB is largely due to the HIV epidemic and the challenges that are faced with the management of the disease. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and the Eastern Cape (EC) have the highest burden of DR-TB cases in South Africa. During 2005-2008 the “Preserving the Effective TB Treatment Study” (PETTS) was conducted in order to determine the rate of, risk factors for and consequences of acquired resistance to second-line drugs in MDR-TB patients in the EC and KZN. The study results are presented here.
The Pan African Clinical Trials Registry (PACTR) was born out of the need to ensure that all new trials in Africa are identified and that trial information is made widely available in an open-access repository. It is a prospective clinical trials registry, which aims to increase clinical trial registration in Africa by developing awareness of the need to register trials and supporting trialists during registration. PACTR is a valuable resource to understand the clinical trial landscape throughout Africa, and provides an opportunity to monitor the conduct of clinical trials. PACTR can be used to understand the changing trial landscape, and thereby research trends, while providing users with insight on regional capacity development. As an example, an analysis is done on the tuberculosis trials that are currently being conducted.
August 29, 2012 in Public health news
The integrated electronic patient management system in the that’sit database provides a single source for information critical to patient management.