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Global Plan to End TB

February 17, 2016 in Public health news

Global Plan to End TB 2016-2020 released, provides roadmap to stop the spread of TB.

Workshop: Tackling complex health service delivery challenges: addressing TB in the mining sector

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.

Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis : behavioural aspects behind increasing Drug Resistant cases in the Eastern Cape

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.

4th SA TB conference

January 20, 2014 in Conferences, Public health news

The 4th SA TB Conference is held from 10-13 June 2014, Durban ICC. The deadline The deadline for abstract submission is 5 February 2014.

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: patients in KwaZulu-Natal have better cure rates than patients in the Eastern Cape (PETTS Cohort).

August 29, 2012 in Articles, Communicable diseases

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.

Using the Pan African Clinical Trials Registry to monitor TB-related research on the African continent

August 29, 2012 in Articles, Communicable diseases

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.

An evaluation of management and monitoring of persons co-infected with tuberculosis and HIV in the Western Cape (that’sit)

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.

We need foreign doctors to fight TB

August 29, 2012 in Public health news

Africa Health Placements believes that the contribution of foreign doctors is vital in South Africa’s efforts to effectively treat TB.

3rd TB Conference of South Africa

November 28, 2011 in Conferences, Public health news

This conference will be held from 12-15 June 2011 in Durban and the central theme is ‘Reaching the target’.

Help fight TB Mothlanthe tells communities

April 11, 2011 in Communicable diseases, Community engagement, Public health news

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on Sunday urged communities in and around KwaZulu Natal to cooperate with government in the fight against tuberculosis and HIV-Aids.