Zimbabwe: USAID Ends Tuberculosis Grant, As TB Incidence Decline
[263Chat] The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has closed the US$25 million -Challenge TB grant for Zimbabwe, following an end to its five year tenure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Local Celebrities Enlisted for National Drive Against TB
[New Times] Rwanda Biomedical Centre has launched a tuberculosis fighting campaign to raise public awareness for early treatment, control, and prevention of tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Ten Babies Killed By Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria At Tembisa Hospital
[Daily Maverick] Overcrowding, understaffing and poor hygiene are said to be the main reasons for the deaths of the 10 newborns at Tembisa Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Preventing TB - a Big Drug Price Cut Paves the Way for Global Scale-Up
[The Conversation Africa] Lengthy negotiations ended in good news recently when the price of rifapentine, a lifesaving antibiotic, was marked down by 66% by its manufacturer Sanofi. When combined with another antibiotic (isoniazid), rifapentine can prevent tuberculosis (TB) disease. The move was announced at the Union World Conference on Lung Health in October 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: LMC Commences Regional Consultative Country Dialogue
[New Dawn] The Liberia Coordinating Mechanism (LCM) of the Global Fund (TGF) to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has commenced a regional consultative prioritization country dialogue to develop a joint funding request for Tuberculosis and HIV, on behalf of the country, for submission to the Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Govt, Cso Partner in Fighting TB in Mining Sector
[Nyasa Times] The National TB Control Programme and Malawi Network of Aids Service Organisations (MANASO) have reaffirmed their commitment to working together to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) in the mining sector in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Speaking Out - Activists Face Down the World's Leading Infectious Killer
[MSF] For people living with drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB), the road to recovery can be long, painful, and lonely. Patients can spend months or years fighting the disease, enduring daily injections and swallowing thousands of pills. Though new drugs to treat TB offer some hope, they are still priced out of reach for many of the patients who need them most. Activists--including members of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its Access Campaign--aim to change that (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Aisha Buhari Names Dolapo Osinbajo, Governors' Wives As TB Champions
[Premium Times] Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has appointed Dolapo Osinbajo, the wife of the vice president of Nigeria, and wives of all governors of states across Nigeria as 'champions' to lead the fight against TB in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Mirerani Artisanal Miners More Prone to TB - Study
[Daily News] AN artisanal miner on the sides of Mirerani hills in Simanjiro District is at a higher risk of contracting TB than any other miner in the country, it has been established. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: USAID Administrator Mark Green's Remarks At an Event for the One Year Anniversary of the USAID Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis
[USAID] Remarks (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: PET-CT Scanner Heralds New Era in TB Research
[UCT] The Cape Universities Body Imaging Centre (CUBIC) launched its Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Core Research Facility on Wednesday, 13 November, bolstering capacity in cutting-edge research on tuberculosis (TB), oncology, neurocognitive disorders, cardiovascular and other diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Hope Restored in the Kingdom of Eswatini As Tuberculosis Incidence Reduced By More Than Half
[WHO] Twana Bhembe witnessed the devastating effects of tuberculosis (TB) when her sister died from the disease in 2011. That was before she and her husband were each diagnosed with the disease, a year apart. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Aisha Buhari Seeks Political Will to End Tuberculosis
[Daily Trust] Nigerian First Lady and Global TB Ambassador, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has called for more funding to fast-track efforts to end tuberculosis (TB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: United States and Ethiopia Renew Partnership to End Tuberculosis
[U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa] The United States and Ethiopia officially signed a new statement of partnership agreement to continue working closely together to end tuberculosis (TB) across the country. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sean Jones and State Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse signed a statement of partnership under which Ethiopia will be one of 30 focus countries under USAID's new Global Accelerator to End TB initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Community Sputum Collection Groups Thwart 15 000 TB Cases
[Nyasa Times] Community sputum collection points across Malawi managed to identify at least 1000 Tuberculosis (TB) patients in 2018 alone and helped the sick to access treatment, effectively avoiding transmission which could have lead to 15,000 new TB cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: District Leaders Worry Over Rising Cases of TB
[Monitor] Budaka District leaders have expressed concern over the rising cases of tuberculosis disease (TB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Agreement Against Tuberculosis Signed With USAID
[AIM] Maputo -The United States government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide 20 million dollars to finance the fight against tuberculosis in Mozambique. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Promising New Tuberculosis Drug Approved, but Will It Be Affordable?
[MSF] Geneva/New York - M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a combination regimen containing a new drug, pretomanid, for the treatment of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Third New TB Drug Developed in Over Half a Century Must Be Affordable
[MSF] Geneva/New York -New drug pretomanid could be a lifesaver for people with XDR-TB, but MSF warns it must be made affordable to make a real difference (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Tuberculosis Becoming Serious Health Hazard in Ghana
[Ghanaian Times] The Head of Chest Unit at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Dr Jane Afriyie-Mensah, has said (TB) cases were becoming a serious health hazard in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Drug Resistance Threatens Tuberculosis Management - Report
[Vanguard] A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU, has sounded the alarm about the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Nigeria and other tuberculosis high burden countries even as it called for urgent action on drug-resistant tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. Joins Fight Against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
[Namibia Economist] The expansive Tsumkwe district which is home to the San community whose residents are particularly affected by drug-resistant tuberculosis, recently got a boost from the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Sudanese Doctor Honored for Drug-Resistant TB Work
[SudaNow] The Nigerian medical and voluntary communities have selected Sudanese doctor, Osman Altyeib, as recipient of the honorary award for his outstanding work in controlling Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (DRTB) which was rampant in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Buhari Pledges Support to End Tuberculosis in Nigeria
[This Day] Abuja -The First Lady and wife of Nigeria's President, Hajia Aisha Buhari has given assurance that she will use her good offices to rally support, sensitise members of the public and mobilise funds towards efforts to end tuberculosis prevalence in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: NNPC, Chevron, Others Fund Tuberculosis Cure With N2.7bn in 11 Years
[This Day] Abuja -Oil production joint venture partners comprising the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited (a Chevron Company), Famfa Oil Limited, Equinor, and Petroleo Brasileiro Nigeria Limited, spent N2.7 billion in the last 11 years supporting efforts to cure and eradicate tuberculosis in Nigeria, THISDAY has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Sudanese Doctor Honored At Nigerian Tuberculosis Conference
[SNA] Khartoum -In the presence of more than 2000 physicians, The Sudanese Dr. Othman AL Tayeb Othman was honored last Thursday during a Nigerian National Tuberculosis Conference held in Abuja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Sudanese Doctor Honors At Nigerian Tuberculosis Conference
[SNA] Khartoum -In the presence of more than 2000 physicians, The Sudanese Dr. Othman AL Tayeb Othman was honored last Thursday during a Nigerian National Tuberculosis Conference held in Abuja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Concern Over High TB Prevalence in Prisons
[Monitor] Kampala -Prisons authorities have expressed concern over the high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) among inmates due to overwhelming numbers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: For 170,000 Nigerians to Die From TB Disease Yearly, Is Unacceptable - Aisha Buhari
[Vanguard] Abuja -Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has decried the high rate of tuberculosis (TB) case detection and treatment in Nigeria, saying it is unacceptable that over 170,000 people die yearly from the disease across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Records $310 Million Funding Gap for TB Control
[Vanguard] Nigeria recorded a funding gap of $310.84 million or N111.9 billion for Tuberculosis, TB, control in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis - Country Has 'Sixth Highest Burden Globally'
[Premium Times] Nigeria has the highest TB burden in Africa and ranks at number six in the world, the Deputy Director, National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), Ahmad Muhammad, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Eliminating the Tuberculosis Scourge in Ghana ―what Remains to Be Done
[Ghana Govt.] Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by a small germ (micro-organism) known as Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: TB in Ethiopia Continues Impressive Decline Due to U.S. Assistance
[U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa] The United States marked the completion of its five-year Challenge TB project that contributed to improvements in Ethiopia's ability to detect, diagnose, and treat tuberculosis (TB) more effectively and save lives across all nine regions of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Sputum Collecting Centres Vital in Fighting TB
[Malawi News Agency] Ntcheu -pic by Tione Andsen (Mana) (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Libya: Migrants and Refugees With TB 'Left to Die' in Detention Centres
[UN News] Migrants and refugees suffering from tuberculosis are being left "effectively to die" in a Libyan detention centre south of Tripoli, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday, citing reports that those returned to shore by the coastguard have been disappeared or sold to traffickers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Drug-Resistant TB Having Heavy Toll On Economies
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -Drug-resistant tuberculosis deaths cost the global and African economies at least US$17.8 billion and US$2 billion a year respectively, representing losses of future goods produced and services provided, a report says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Burden of TB in Nigeria Weighs Heavier, New Data Shows
[Africa Check] In its April 2019 article "The tuberculosis enigma", Nigeria's the Nation newspaper quotes the World Health Organization as saying the country is "first in Africa" for the burden of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Samburu County Referral Hospital Runs Out of TB Drugs
[Nation] Patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB) in Maralal town, Samburu County are now living in fear due to lack of essential drugs at the Samburu County Referral Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Patients Relive Ordeal As TB Spreads, Becomes Untreatable
[Guardian] "I thought it was the end of the world for me when I was told I had tuberculosis (TB)." (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Stakeholders Asked to Intensify Support for TB Programs
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Despite government and its development partners tirelessly implementing and supporting TB-related programs in the country, most communities remain unknowledgeable about some issues regarding the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: World Tuberculosis Day Commemorated
[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Health and relevant stakeholder on Wednesday March 27th 2019, commemorated World Tuberculosis Day, an annual event commemorated every March 24th. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Scientists Are Developing New, Exciting Strategies for the Fight Against TB
[The Conversation Africa] Tuberculosis (TB) is a lung disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It's transmitted through air droplets when an infectious person coughs or sneezes. The disease can be treated, but it's a long process with the drugs that are currently available. It remains a major health problem: globally, about 1.6 million died from it in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: This Kills More South Africans Than Any Other Disease. There's a New Way to Stop It
[Bhekisisa] One in four people carry this potentially deadly bug? Now a new shorter treatment can prevent it from making you sick. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Adamawa Records 23 Cases of Drug Resistance TB in 3 Months
[Daily Trust] No fewer than 23 cases of drug resistance Tuberculosis (TB) has been recorded in Adamawa from January to date. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Health Minister, Experts Decry Rising Cases of Tuberculosis in Nigeria
[Guardian] Abuja -Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, as well as local and international medical experts have expressed concern over rising cases of Tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria, especially among the country's productive workforce. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World TB Day - Experts Want More Funding to Fight Disease in Nigeria
[Premium Times] Tuberculosis (TB) experts have urged government at all levels to significantly increase domestic funding of the fight against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Govt Launches TB Preventive Therapy Guidelines During the World TB Day Commemoration
[WHO] The Ministry of Health launched the guidelines for Management of Latent Tuberculosis (TB) Infection during the 2019 World TB Day commemoration to strengthen the treatment of the disease at primary care level. The guidelines are meant to contribute to further reduction of TB cases in the country and support efforts towards its elimination. Although TB is preventable and curable, it has continued to be a major cause of ill-health and death in the country. The disease is also the commonest opportunistic infec (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: TB Control Day Observed At Regional Level
[Shabait] Mendefera -TB Control Day was observed at Southern region level in Segeneity on 21 March. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Tuberculosis - Older Than Time, Tougher Than Nails
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The results of decades of inaction on TB are that doctors are stuck with an antiquated treatment regimen that is both challenging to administer and monitor (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Concern As 70 People Die Daily From TB
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -At least 70 people die every day from Tuberculosis (TB) in Tanzania, according to the Health Minister Ms Ummy Mwalimu. The number is an average of three people per hour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news