Zimbabwe: UZ Launches Research Into Drug-Resistant TB
[The Herald] The University of Zimbabwe Clinical Trials Research Centre (UZ-CTRC) has launched a research programme for a treatment regimen that can protect families of people with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - February 1, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Health and Medicine Southern Africa Tuberculosis Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Kenya: Health Ministry Launches Program to Help Fight TB By 2030
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health has launched a program to help fight Tuberculosis by 90 percent by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 23, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: East Africa Health and Medicine Kenya Tuberculosis Source Type: news

Malawi: Congestion Spreading TB in Malawi Prisons
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Prison Services (MPS) has cited congestion as the major contributing factor in the spread of tuberculosis (TB) in the country's prisons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 3, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Health and Medicine Legal and Judicial Affairs Malawi Southern Africa Tuberculosis Source Type: news

South Africa: Analysis - SA Close to Meeting TB Research Funding Targets, but Most Countries Falling Short
[spotlight] South Africa is one of only six countries to ever meet its "fair share target" for funding tuberculosis (TB) research, according to a Treatment Action Group (TAG) report published this week. In absolute terms however, South Africa's contribution is small change compared to investments into TB research made by the top two contributors, the United States government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 27, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Governance Health and Medicine South Africa Southern Africa Sustainable Development Tuberculosis Source Type: news

Nigeria: Succour for TB Patients As U.S., ASR Africa Deliver $0.5m Dots Centres in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Towards mitigating the huge burden of tuberculosis in in Nigeria, the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative, ASR Africa, in partnership with the United States Government Agency for International Development, USAID, have renovated 10 Tuberculosis Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course (DOTS) centres in identified Primary Health Care centres across seven states in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 14, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria Tuberculosis West Africa Source Type: news

South Africa: Antibiotic Slashes Risk of Drug-Resistant TB in Kids, Finds Major SA Study
[spotlight] For decades the standard way to prevent people who were exposed to tuberculosis (TB) from falling ill with the disease was to offer them a medicine called isoniazid, taken daily for six or more months. That changed in the last decade with the development of new preventive therapy regimens that are taken for four, three, or even just one month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 28, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Children and Youth Health and Medicine South Africa Southern Africa Sustainable Development Tuberculosis Source Type: news

Nigeria: Who Raises Alarm Over 'Rise of TB Infection' in Borno
[Premium Times] Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State said his state has lost about 50 per cent of its health institutions to insurgency and that many staff had been abducted, making health care delivery difficult. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 27, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa Nigeria Tuberculosis West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kano Detects Highest Number of Tuberculosis Cases in Nigeria
[Leadership] The Kano State Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (KNS-TBLCP) announced the detection and notification of 26,271 TB cases in 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 24, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria Tuberculosis West Africa Source Type: news

South Africa: 'Someone Had to Do It', Says TB Activist On Time 100 List
[spotlight] Phumeza Tisile from Khayelitsha was 19 years old when she contracted multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). She battled the disease for nearly four years, then lost her hearing as a side effect from the cocktail of drugs used to treat the TB. At one stage, a doctor told her to visit a priest and prepare her soul for death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 23, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Health and Medicine South Africa Southern Africa Sustainable Development Tuberculosis Source Type: news

South Africa: 'Someone Had to Do It', Says SA TB Activist On Time 100 List
[spotlight] Phumeza Tisile from Khayelitsha was 19 years old when she contracted multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). She battled the disease for nearly four years, then lost her hearing as a side effect from the cocktail of drugs used to treat the TB. At one stage, a doctor told her to visit a priest and prepare her soul for death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 23, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Health and Medicine South Africa Southern Africa Sustainable Development Tuberculosis Source Type: news

South Africa: Country's Remarkable TB Clinical Trial Capacity
[spotlight] Several of the world's most important tuberculosis (TB) clinical trials of the last two decades were done in part or entirely in South Africa. These include several trials that helped establish the safety and efficacy of the medicines the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends for the treatment of drug-resistant forms of TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 22, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Health and Medicine Science and Biotechnology South Africa Southern Africa Sustainable Development Tuberculosis Source Type: news

Africa: World Diabetes Day 2023 - Need for Equitable Access to Care for People With TB and Diabetes
[Africa Renewal] People with diabetes are at higher risk of developing TB and are more likely to experience poor treatment outcomes, including death (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 15, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Noncommunicable Diseases Tuberculosis Source Type: news

Africa: MSF Implores Govts to Use Recent TB Wins to Beat Back Deadly Infectious Disease
[MSF] Recent price reductions to WHO-recommended TB tests and treatment should enable more countries to make these vital medical tools available (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 10, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Tuberculosis Source Type: news

Angola: Angola Reports More Than 50,000 Cases of Tuberculosis
[ANGOP] Luanda -- At Least 50,612 cases of tuberculosis (TB) were reported across the country from January to September this year, the Secretary of State for Public Health, Carlos Pinto de Sousa, said on Wednesday in Luanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 9, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Angola Central Africa Health and Medicine Southern Africa Tuberculosis Source Type: news

Africa: TB Response Recovering From Pandemic but Accelerated Efforts Needed to Meet New Targets - WHO
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) 2023 Global tuberculosis (TB) report underscores a significant worldwide recovery in the scale-up of TB diagnosis and treatment services in 2022. It shows an encouraging trend starting to reverse the detrimental effects of COVID- 19 disruptions on TB services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 7, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Africa External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa Sustainable Development Tuberculosis Source Type: news