Zimbabwe: Natpharm Gets Consignment of TB Drugs From MSF
[The Herald] Herald Reporter (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Important TB Drug As Effective at Lower Dose, Study Finds
[spotlight] The treatment of drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (DR-TB) has been transformed over the last decade with treatment becoming more effective, safer, and treatment duration in many cases dropping to under a year. Even so, treatment can still come with serious side effects and for some, it can still last over a year and a half and involve taking many different pills every day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Position Statement On Innovative Clinical Trial Designs for Development of New TB Treatments
[WHO] The World Health Organization is publishing a position statement on Innovative Clinical Trial Designs for Development of New TB Treatments. This document aims to support TB regimen development by highlighting key clinical trial characteristics to help advance novel therapies. It summarises key innovations in TB clinical trial designs, ranging from pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) modelling and new advances in biomarker development to the value of novel clinical trial design methodologies and post-li (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Investing in New TB Vaccines - It's Time to End the Century-Long Wait!
[WHO] Dear colleagues, partners and friends, (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Scientists Develop New Method of Diagnosing TB From Skin
[UCT] A team of scientists, including those from the University of Cape Town (UCT), have developed a new diagnostic methodology enabling a non-invasive, fast and highly accurate way of detecting tuberculosis (TB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Could Community Health Workers Be the Answer to Reducing Tuberculosis Stigma?
[spotlight] Thandeka* is walking with her backpack through the streets of Khayelitsha. She is an uNompilo - a community health worker. She is describing a typical experience of one of the people she is helping with Tuberculosis (TB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Active TB Drug Safety Monitoring and Management (ADSM) Global Database - Outcome of the Assessment and Future of Data Reporting
[WHO] A global database set up by WHO's Global Tuberculosis Programme in collaboration with the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) has been collating data on Active TB Drug Safety Monitoring and Management (aDSM) since 2016, to monitor the safety of patients who receive MDR-TB treatment with new medicines (e.g. bedaquiline, delamanid), repurposed medicines (e.g. linezolid, clofazimine) or new regimens, which don't have a well-established safety profile. The aDSM framework has (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: New WHO Recommendations Issued to Improve Access to Rapid Molecular Tests for the Detection of TB and Drug-Resistant TB
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an update to its consolidated guidelines on the detection of TB and drug-resistant TB. The guidelines are accompanied by an operational handbook to facilitate rapid implementation and roll out of rapid molecular tests by national TB programmes, ministries of health and technical partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Living With Pott's Disease
[Namibian] WHILE the world is battling the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, 36-year-old Joseph Haikali is fighting a rare disease that causes his joints and knees to continuously keep swelling. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos Is Nigeria's Tuberculosis Epicentre - Official
[Premium Times] Nigeria remains one of the 30 countries globally with the highest burden of the disease, while it also ranks first in Africa in the number of undetected cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zim Makes Progress On TB
[The Herald] Health Reporter (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO High-Level Event Galvanizes Commitment and Action to Accelerate the Global Drive to Scale Up TB Prevention
[WHO] On 16 June, WHO convened a high-level event to shine the spotlight on the importance of TB prevention which urgently needs to be ramped up to reduce suffering and save lives from TB - one of the world's top infectious killers. The event, titled "A global drive to scale up TB prevention" comes 18 months before the deadline established by Heads of State at the United Nations High Level Meeting on TB in 2018, to achieve ambitious targets towards ending TB. It is also 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic that (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: TB Still SA's Leading Cause of Death
[SAnews.gov.za] A Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) report has revealed that Tuberculosis remained the main leading cause of death in South Africa between 2016 and 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Programmatic Innovations to Address Challenges in Tuberculosis Prevention and Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Programme is pleased to share its first report of country case studies on programmatic innovations that are being implemented to overcome challenges in tuberculosis (TB) prevention and care, created or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: We Need to Do for TB Vaccines What We've Done for Covid-19
[spotlight] It is little wonder that some TB vaccine researchers suffer from a rare syndrome that understandably threatens their mental health. Symptoms include frustration, impatience, irritability, seemingly inexplicable rage, and in the least resilient, despair. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Dominic Kaunyangi Seeks to Save Meru County From Growing TB Burden
[Nation] Dominic Kaunyangi, a tuberculosis survivor from Mikinduri in Meru, traverses hilly villages every day on one mission: To help stop TB infections in the county. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Western Cape to Launch Covid-Style Tuberculosis Dashboard
[spotlight] Globally, it is estimated that the COVID-19 pandemic has set back the fight against TB by between five and eight years and could result in an additional 6.3 million people developing TB and an additional 1.4 million deaths between 2020 and 2025. In South Africa, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize last week in Parliament said the department is committed "to find all persons living with active TB in communities". Mkhize said they noted "a 50% reduction in the number of TB tests conducted during the COVID-19 period (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Braces for a Third Wave, Prepares for the Vaccine Roll-Out and Delays a New HIV and TB Plan By Two Years
[Daily Maverick] This week, South Africa waited with bated breath for the vaccine roll-out to begin and for an imminent third wave of Covid-19 infections to break. Meanwhile, a survey reveals most South Africans would take the vaccine if given the chance. And the pandemic delays a new plan for HIV and TB health services by two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis - Experts Advocate Improved Funding to Eradicate Disease in Nigeria
[Premium Times] Nigeria remains one of the 30 countries globally with the highest burden of TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Three-Drug Combo 'Cures 90% of Severe TB Cases'
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- A three-drug regimen for treating drug-resistant TB strains cured 90 per cent of patients and cut down treatment period from about 20 months to six months, a conference heard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Xact III - a Trial Asking How to Take TB Tests to the People
[spotlight] South Africa's first National TB Prevalence Survey (findings of which were published earlier this year) found that in 2018 the country's TB burden was substantially higher than previously thought. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Six Ways Clinics Can Help Turn the Tide On TB Infection
[spotlight] Six simple interventions are at the heart of how clinics can be part of turning the tide on TB infection - a disease that still kills close to 60 000 people a year in South Africa, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Joint Statement - WHO Director-General and the Civil Society Task Force On TB
[WHO] Urgent actions to stop preventable deaths and suffering due to tuberculosis and recover gains lost during the COVID-19 pandemic (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: 'Can They Just Pay Me Before I Die?'
[New Frame] Despite winning a R5 billion settlement in 2018, miners who contracted TB and silicosis at work and the family members of those who died are still waiting for that payment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Organisation Creates Awareness On TB Among Elderly On Lagos Island
[This Day] The Executive Director of Women Protection Organisation (WOPO), Oluwatoyin Fowobola recently held a medical outreach at Lagos Island East Local Council Development Area (LCDA) as part of her organisation's goal to create awareness on Tuberculosis among the elderly in the society while checking their health statuses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Nigerians Should Fear TB More Than Covid-19 - NGO
[Premium Times] Health officials want media attention given to Tuberculosis as COVID-19 (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Nigeria Ranks First in Africa's Tuberculosis Infection
[Leadership] Kaduna -- Nigeria has been ranked 1st in Africa and 6th globally among the high Tuberculosis (TB) burden countries, and on the list of 14 countries with tripple-burden of TB, HIV associated TB and multi-drug resistance TB (MDR-TB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis Kills 18 Nigerians Every Hour - WHO Report
[Daily Trust] National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Director in the Federal Ministry of Health, Mrs Itohowo Uko, said Tuberculosis kills 18 Nigerians every hour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: TB Campaign Boosts Preventive Therapy
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Health and Social Services launched the Tuberculosis Preventive Therapy (TPT) campaign under the theme 'Where is my TPT?'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Piloting Mobile X-Rays to Improve TB Detection
[spotlight] One of the most striking findings of South Africa's first National Tuberculosis (TB) Prevalence Survey was that of 234 people found to have TB, around 58% had abnormal chest X-rays without experiencing any TB symptoms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Make Conscious Efforts to Handle Discrimination Against TB Patients and Caregivers
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has directed all health facilities in the country to include tuberculosis (TB) in their screening for COVID-19, as both present similar symptoms like coughing, difficulty in breathing and fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: New 51 Cases of Tuberculosis Discovered in Benue
[This Day] Makurdi -- Fifty One new cases of tuberculosis (TB) have been discovered in Benue State from a test conducted on 609 samples screened for the contagious disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 Outbreak Dented Efforts to Fight Tuberculosis, Medics Say
[New Times] Medical workers have rallied policymakers to support efforts aimed at increasing the detection and treatment of Tuberculosis (TB), saying there has been a setback in the fight against the disease following the outbreak of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: 'It Is the Time to End TB'
[Ethiopian Herald] Every year, global communities mark World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with the aim to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic impacts of the disease, strengthen effective intervention and at the same time, step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Alarm Raised Over Rising TB Infections in Turkana County
[Nation] Authorities in Turkana County have raised the alarm over a spike in tuberculosis (TB) infections in the recent months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Needs to Accelerate TB Response
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The world and its leaders have only a year left to achieve the United Nations Political Declaration on Tuberculosis (TB) commitments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: USAID Injects Shs27b in TB Programme
[Monitor] United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has injected $7.5m (about Shs27.4b) in Karamoja Sub-region to address high tuberculosis (TB) prevalence and low treatment success rates in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Govt Commits to Controlling Tuberculosis
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario has reaffirmed the government's commitment to adopt effective strategies to fight tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Western Cape Government Commemorates World TB Day 2021
[Govt of SA] Western Cape Government and partners developing emergency response to TB; R80 million in donor funding secured (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Still Far From Achieving 2022 Target On TB Control - WHO
[This Day] World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed worry that the country may not be able to reach its set target of diagnosing and treating over 1.1 million TB cases by next year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Governors Seek Measures to Combat Tuberculosis Spike
[This Day] Governors yesterday called for urgent steps to arrest the rising cases of tuberculosis in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Announces Updated Guidance On the Systematic Screening for Tuberculosis
[WHO] New guidelines released by the World Health Organization(WHO) update several recommendations on the systematic screening of tuberculosis(TB) disease. This will help national TB programmes, public and private healthcare providers, funders and other stakeholders improve actions to detect TB earlier and close gaps in prevention and care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Director-General's Opening Remarks At the Media Briefing On Covid-19 - 22 March 2021
[WHO] This Wednesday is World TB Day. An estimated 1.4 million fewer people received care for TB in 2020 compared with 2019, and we fear that more than half a million more people may have died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis Kills 162,000 Nigerians Annually - NTS
[Leadership] The Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS) has revealed that over 162,000 persons die of tuberculosis in the country annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Tuberculosis Day - Health Experts Call for More Awareness
[Premium Times] "More awareness like this is needed for them to know the signs and symptoms associated with tuberculosis." (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Tuberculosis Day - Eight Ways to Prevent Spread of TB
[Premium Times] When people with tuberculosis cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: The Tuberculosis Scourge
[This Day] The health authorities could do more to stem the menace (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: 1.4 Million People With TB Lost Out On Treatment During First Year Of Covid-19
[UN News] An estimated 1.4 million fewer people received necessary care for tuberculosis (TB) during 2020 compared with the previous year, because of COVID-19, the UN health agency  said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Trial Ends Enrolment After Positive Initial Data
[MSF] London - A trial aiming to find a better treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has stopped enrolling patients early after its independent data safety and monitoring board indicated that the regimen being studied is superior to current care, and more patient data was extremely unlikely to change the trial's outcome. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: WORLD TB DAY: Addressing the Ocean of Gaps in the Treatment of TB in Children and Adolescents
[MSF] Moving beyond the old approach (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news