South Africa: Some TB Patients Still Required to Take Pills in Front of Witnesses
[spotlight] Completing the six months of treatment for standard drug-susceptible tuberculosis (DS-TB) can be hard. Apart from side effects associated with the medicines, people may feel better after a month or two and be tempted to stop taking the treatment. Maintaining treatment adherence is even harder for drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) since the medicines have more serious side effects and treatment can last as long as two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Don't Neglect TB, Other Diseases
[Daily Trust] The news last week regarding tuberculosis is not a cheering one for TB patients, the stakeholder in the health sector and the nation generally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Release of First National TB Prevalence Survey Should Not Be Delayed Any Longer
[spotlight] The most recent World Health Organization (WHO) World Tuberculosis Report estimates that in 2018, 301 000 people fell ill with TB in South Africa. The report also indicates that the real number may lie anywhere between 215 000 and 400 000 - an astonishingly wide margin. These wide margins illustrate one of the most concerning aspects of the TB epidemic in South Africa - we don't really know how many people get sick with the often deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis - Experts Call for More Case Finding Amidst Covid-19 Crisis
[Premium Times] In order to make significant progress in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB), experts have urged government at all levels to increase TB case finding in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis Killing More Than Coronavirus - Experts
[Daily Trust] Experts in the health sector have said that tuberculosis is killing Nigerians more than COVID-19 is doing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Eastern Cape Clinics Lost Touch With Thousands of TB Patients During Lockdown
[Daily Maverick] In Nelson Mandela Bay alone, more than 1,700 patients with TB fell out of the clinic system during the national lockdown while health facilities focused on Covid-19. Almost all other services were relegated to the backburner. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Could Worsen TB Cases By 2021 - Foundation
[Premium Times] One of Nigeria's major partners in the fight against tuberculosis, KNVC Tuberculosis Foundation, has expressed fears over worsening cases of tuberculosis (TB) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Congestion Increasing Spread of TB Among Inmates - Officials
[Monitor] Prison authorities have blamed the high number of Tuberculosis (TB) cases in prisons across the country to congestion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kaduna State and WHO Scale Up Covid-19 and TB Search With Mobile Testing in Communities
[WHO] World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria has supported the screening of 2306 persons for COVID-19 and 2506 persons for Tuberculosis (TB), using Chest X-Ray, and GeneXpert machine through mobile testing in Kaduna State communities. Already, 265 COVID-19 cases and 105 presumptive with eight TB cases were diagnosed in six weeks (June and July 2020). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Ifakara Institute Plays Key Role in TB Crusade
[Daily News] IFAKARA Health Institute (IHI) has contributed in the formulation of the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on Tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics, following its systematic review findings on the impact of new technology - Xpert MTB/RIF on patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: TB Alliance Announces European Commission Authorisation of New Treatment for Highly Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
[TB Alliance] PRETORIA (3 August 2020)--Pretomanid, a novel compound developed by the non-profit organization TB Alliance, has been granted a conditional marketing authorisation by the European Commission (EC) for treating highly drug-resistant forms of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB).[i] The new drug was authorised as part of a three-drug, six month, all-oral regimen for the treatment of adults with extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) or multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) who are treatment-intolerant or non-responsive (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 From the Perspective of a Drug-Resistant TB Survivor
[Daily Maverick] For now, let us just hope for the best, a drop in the number of cases at least. We'll deal with the demons when we've fought and overcome this crisis, and we can only achieve that by working together. 'Nkosi sikelel'izwelakho' (God bless your world). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe On Track to Achieve the 2020 Global End TB Strategy Milestones
[WHO] Tuberculosis (TB) remains the world's deadliest infectious killer. Each day, over 4000 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 58 million lives since the year 2000. In Zimbabwe it is estimated that about 30,000 people fall ill of TB each year and about 4,600 of these, die. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Seh Calaz Appointed 'Stop TB' Brand Ambassador
[263Chat] Mbare bred Zimdancehall chanter, Seh Calaz has roped an endorsement by Stop TB Partnership with his appointment as "TB Champion" for Zimbabwe at a ceremony held in the capital yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwandan Researchers Develop New Algorithm to Treat Tuberculosis
[New Times] With around 1.5 million deaths a year, Tuberculosis is the world's deadliest infectious disease. Over the years, the infection has developed resistance against Rifampicin, a standardized drug that is used to treat Tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: 148 TB Deaths Reported in 2019
[Namibian] Namibia has reported roughly 148 deaths related to tuberculosis (TB) in 2019, or 7,4% out of a total of 2 004 cases during the first quarter of that year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: First Lady Welcomes TB Champions
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has appointed TB Champions as it steps up the fight against tuberculosis (TB), which remains one of the major causes of death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: New Multi-Functional TB Blood Test Validated
[UCT] Researchers from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research - Seattle in the United States, and a large consortium of collaborators have developed a validated a new, simple blood-based test that has the potential to serve multiple functions in the fight against TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Global TB Community Must Unite - 1.4 Million Lives Are At Stake
[Daily Maverick] The Stop TB partnership predicts an additional 1.4 million people will die from TB by 2025 thanks to the Covid-19 response. In a webinar this week, international tuberculosis experts stressed the need for a united, integrated response to mitigate the effects of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Dodoma Thrilled Over TB Efforts
[Daily News] CITY Council of Dodoma (CCD) has commended the Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) for surpassing the target of reaching 60 TB patients in 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Tuberculosis Claims 20 Lives in Malanje Province
[ANGOP] Malanje -About 20 people have died this year over tuberculosis in northern Malanje province, representing an increase of seven cases recorded in the same period in 2019, the supervisor of the disease control programme, Luis Quissunge, said Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Could BCG, a 100-Year-Old Vaccine for Tuberculosis, Protect Against Coronavirus?
[IPS] This week, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it will donate A$10 million to help fund an Australian trial testing whether a very old vaccine, BCG, can be used against a new threat, COVID-19. So what is the BCG vaccine and what might its place be in the fight against coronavirus? (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lockdowns May Worsen Tuberculosis Infection By 6.3 Million, Say Experts
[This Day] Abuja -A non-governmental organization (NGO), Stop TB Partnership, has projected an additional 6.3 million cases of tuberculosis between 2020 and 2025 and 1.4 million more TB deaths during the same period as a result of global COVID-19 lockdowns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Statement of Africa CDC on Potential Clinical Trial of a Tuberculosis Vaccine Protective Against COVID-19
[Africa CDC] The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) strongly condemns the very disgusting comments made by Professors Jean-Paul Mira and Camille Locht on French Television on using Africans for testing a tuberculosis vaccine in clinical trials to see if it is protective against COVID-19. These racist and condescending comments must be condemned by all decent human beings. Indeed, COVID-19 is a global humanitarian crisis that requires global actions and global solidarity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: COVID-19 - Doctors Released From Isolation in Limpopo TB Hospital
[GroundUp] Two doctors, who tested positive for Covid-19 and were forced by the Limpopo government to spend their isolation period in a Limpopo multi-drug resistant tuberculosis hospital, have been released. They will now self-isolate at home, which is legal under the national disaster regulations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: It's Time to End TB, and Curbing Tobacco Use Is One of the Major First Steps
[Daily Maverick] Covid-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. In South Africa, multiple cases and several deaths have been confirmed. While the fight to contain the pandemic continues, a major area of concern is the additional vulnerability of those with TB and HIV to Covid-19, particularly those who are not on treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt to Convert Tuberculosis Testing Machines to COVID-19 - Minister
[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government said it had concluded arrangements to convert tuberculosis' diagnostic machines in the country coronavirus' detection machines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: TB Test Repurposed for COVID-19, and the Reason Behind the #LockdownCOVID19
[Daily Trust] Nigeria is looking to convert more than 300 GeneXpert machines used to tuberculosis diagnosis for use in coronavirus testing in three weeks at most, health minister Osagie Ehanire said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Neglected Diseases Kill More People Than COVID-19 - It's Time to Address Them
[IPS] Abuja -As COVID-19 surges globally and leaves fear and panic in its wake, global efforts are underway to find a cure. Yet, the same level of response is lacking for several other infectious diseases that kill millions annually. These kinds of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a broad group of communicable diseases which affect more than two billion people and cost developing economies billions of dollars every year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: What You Should Know About TB in Relation to Covid-19
[Daily News] AS the world comes together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to ensure that essential services and operations for dealing with long-standing health problems continue to protect the lives of people with TB and other diseases or health conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Council Hails Bmh for Surpassing TB Targets
[Daily News] CITY Council of Dodoma (CCD) has commended the Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) for surpassing its target to reach 60 TB patients in 2019 set by the City authorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kagera Overwhelmed By Rising TB Infections
[Daily News] KAGERA Region is overwhelmed by high cases of tuberculosis with limited capacity and resources for treatment and care and the situation is made worse by ignorance among the victims who report late to health centres for treatment and care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 58 Million Persons Saved From Tuberculosis in 20 Years, Says Stop TB Group
[This Day] Abuja -A tuberculosis eradication campaign organisation, Stop TB Partnership Nigeria has said that global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 58 million lives since the year 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 42 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Statement From USAID Administrator Mark Green On World Tuberculosis Day
[USAID] Every March 24, the international community recognizes World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. This year, it comes at a time when communities across the globe are also working to control another devastating respiratory pandemic, COVID-19. While we can still reflect on the progress made in fighting TB, today serves as a worldwide call to acknowledge the tremendous global impact of contagious infectious diseases, and the need for accelerated action to address them and safeguard global health everywhere. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Commemorates 2020 World TB Day While Responding to Covid-19 Outbreak
[WHO] Abuja -Nigeria's Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, during a Press briefing to commemorate the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, also emphasized the need to swiftly contain the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Tuberculosis - Nigeria First in Africa, Sixth Globally
[Daily Trust] Lafia -Commemorating this year's World Tuberculosis Day, Nasarawa State Commissioner for Health, Pharmacist Ahmed Baba has said Nigeria is 1st in Africa and 6th at the global level in terms of high Tuberculosis (TB) rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: TB - Scientists Know a Great Deal, but There's Still More to Learn
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis (TB) infection globally. Almost 400 000 patients are treated for TB annually. It is also the most common cause of death in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: World TB Day - What Does COVID-19 Mean for People With TB?
[spotlight] Tuberculosis (TB) is believed to make people more vulnerable to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). This poses a particular problem in South Africa, which is one of the 10 highest burden TB countries in the world and has a relatively weak health system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: New, Shorter Treatment to Prevent TB to be Rolled out in Five High-Burden TB Countries
[Aurum Institute] Johannesburg -Three-month regimen expected to prevent TB in those at highest risk of developing the disease, including people living with HIV and children under the age of five (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: TB in Children - the Amazing Research Being Done in Cape Town
[spotlight] 24 March is World TB Day. According to the World Health Organisation this year's theme is "It's time". Time to accelerate diagnosis, treatment, prevention and overall, time to end TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Best Paper Award for UCT TB Vaccine Research
[UCT] The International Society for Vaccines (ISV) has selected a publication in which the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Professor Mark Hatherill, Professor Robert Wilkinson, Professor Tom Scriba, Dr Mich èle Tameris and Dr Friedrich Thienemann (Faculty of Health Sciences) played a key role, as the best paper of the year for 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Global Day - Tuberculosis Increases Vulnerability to Coronavirus - WHO
[Premium Times] As the world commemorated the World Tuberculosis Day amidst Covid-19 pandemic, governments across the world have been challenged to channel the same solidarity used in combating coronavirus (Covid-19) towards Tuberculosis (TB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: New WHO Recommendations to Prevent Tuberculosis Aim to Save Millions of Lives
[WHO] Geneva -New World Health Organization (WHO) guidance will help countries accelerate efforts to stop people with tuberculosis (TB) infection becoming sick with TB by giving them preventive treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: What Fight Against Tuberculosis Can Teach Us About Fighting COVID-19
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As governments around the world struggle to contain spiraling infections and an ever-increasing death toll from COVID-19, it's worth reflecting on what lessons we can draw from the long and still unfinished fight against tuberculosis (TB) - the world's most deadly infectious disease that kills nearly 1.5 million per year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Needs N85.34b to Tackle Tuberculosis, Says Stop TB
[This Day] A tuberculosis eradication campaign organisation, Stop TB Partnership Nigeria, has said that Nigeria needed an estimated N85.34bn to control the disease and treat 429,000 new cases recorded from 2019 till date. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis - Nigeria May Not Meet 2020 Target,Say Experts
[Vanguard] Experts have expressed fears that unless government at all levels intensify efforts,Nigeria may not meet the 2020 target in eradicating Tuberculosis (TB) in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Re-Commits to Eradicating Tuberculosis and Controlling Noncommunicable Diseases By 2030
[WHO] Nigeria re-commits to eradicating Tuberculosis and controlling Noncommunicable Diseases by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Leads Africa in Fight Against TB
[Daily News] Dodoma -TANZANIA has topped other African countries in the fight against tuberculosis, one of the top 10 causes of death and the leading cause from a single infectious agent above HIV and AIDS, a new World Health Organisation (WHO) assessment shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Predicted to Have 70 'Tuberculosis Hotspots'
[Premium Times] A hackathon prediction model has shown that Nigeria has at least 70 possible tuberculosis hotspots which are yet to detected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: TB - USAID to Support Treatment of 1.2 Million Nigerians
[Daily Trust] The United States Agency for International Development has promised to support the Federal Government in treating 1.2 million Nigerians suffering from tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news