Globally, South Africa is amongst the countries with the highest tuberculosis (TB) burden and high statistics of people living with HIV. Two of the biggest issues in reducing both these numbers are access and adherence to medication, but this can change with a new TB treatment.
One week, two UN high level meetings on health matters – and virtually no interaction between the two. But diabetes, cancer and depression have a major impact on tuberculosis. If we treat them in silos, we won’t overcome them. HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green.
Civil society groups have criticised the United Nations declaration on tuberculosis (TB) ratified yesterday (26 Sept) saying it ‘falls short’ on critical issues in the fight against the world’s top infectious killer.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa account for half of the world’s tuberculosis cases, but only South Africa’s president will attend today’s (September 26th) first United Nations high-level meeting on TB.