The WHO report shows that TB deaths could increase if diagnosis and treatment are disrupted for three consecutive months. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced governments to divert resources away from TB.
Mpumalanga – When 24-year-old Gabisile Zulu discovered she was pregnant she was thrilled. Her joy was short lived because she was also diagnosed with tuberculosis – she was now fighting two diseases, HIV and TB.
SOWETO – A door-to-door campaign conducted at Jabulani Hostel in honour of TB awareness month revealed that while many residents are infected, a high number of them have been defaulting on their treatment.