Last week the World Health Organsiation (WHO) changed its treatment recommendations for the deadliest form of TB, drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), following South Africa’s bold decision.
The editor-in-chief of the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, has joined calls for UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé to be suspended after his controversial handling of sexual assault accusations.
The world’s most important HIV scientific conference is currently underway in Paris – yet mere days ago, one of the country’s iconic AIDS activists died after battling with tuberculosis and pneumonia, a reminder that we’re nowhere near out of the woods when it comes to the virus.
Within days, the SA National AIDS Council (SANAC) will have no CEO and there are fears that powerful individuals within the council intend to take advantage of the leadership vacuum for their own gain.
A week after workers at the Monapo Hospital in Phuthaditjhaba, in Qwa Qwa in the Free State began their strike, healthworkers at other hospitals are joining the action – in a crisis that is set to bring the healthcare sector in the province to its knees.