Nigeria: Tuberculosis Kills 18 People in Nigeria Every Hour
[This Day] Abuja -The United States Centre for Disease Control (US-CDC) has declared that no fewer than 18 people die in Nigeria every hour as a result of Tuberculosis, thereby ranking Nigeria the first in Africa and the sixth globally with nine per cent rate, after India and Indonesia, which are at 26 and 11 per cent rate, respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: About 18 Die of Tuberculosis Every Hour - Expert
[Premium Times] At least 18 Nigerians die from Tuberculosis (TB) every hour, a TB expert, Lovett Lawson, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Shorter TB Drug Regimen Discovered
[263Chat] International researchers have announced the discovery of a new and shorter drug regimen that prevents tuberculosis illness among people living with HIV and Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Government, Amakhosi to Launch TB Campaign
[SAnews.gov.za] Government will on Friday launch the TB Prevention Campaign with Amakhosi and TB Ambassadors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Why Warthogs Are Useful in Figuring Out How Bovine TB Spreads
[The Conversation Africa] Tuberculosis is not just a human disease. Cattle also contract a similar type of bacteria, called bovine tuberculosis. Evidence suggests that it can be transmitted from cattle to humans as well as wildlife and vice versa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Exciting Breakthrough for TB Prevention Announced by Pan-African Health Organization
[allAfrica] Ten million people around the world became sick with tuberculosis (TB) in 2017. The World Health Organization calls it "the world's deadliest curable disease". (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Gets $29 Million Global Funds Grant to Fight TB
[Premium Times] The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) on Wednesday says the Global Funds has provided $29 million grant to help fight Tuberculosis (TB) in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt, Global Fund Sign $71 Million TB Agreement
[Leadership] The federal government has signed an agreement with Global Fund (GF) for funding support worth $71,216,215 to increase efforts in controlling tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in Nigeria for the period of 2019- 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Over 50,000 TB Cases Diagnosed During First Quarter
[ANGOP] Luanda -Of this figure, 21,871 positive pulmonary tuberculosis, 20,050 negative, extra pulmonary standing at 2,742, and 4,929 treated cases, which totaled 50,046 cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: MSF Calls on US Pharma Corporation Johnson & Johnson to Cut Key TB Drug Price in Half
[MSF] People with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) continue to be deprived of today's best-possible treatment in part because of high drug prices, according to a new report - DR-TB Drugs Under the Microscope - released today by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Health Minister Honoured for Fight Against TB
[SAnews.gov.za] Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has clenched two prestigious Kochon prizes for his role and political leadership in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB) globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Health Minister Honoured for Fight Against TB
[SAnews.gov.za] Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has clenched two prestigious Kochon prizes for his role and political leadership in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB) globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Motsoaledi Receives International Prizes for Role in Fight Against TB
[News24Wire] Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi was honoured with two Kochon prizes on Tuesday evening in The Hague, Netherlands, after he was recognised for his role and political leadership in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Motsoaledi Receives International Prizes for Role in Fight Against TB
[News24Wire] Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi was honoured with two Kochon prizes on Tuesday evening in The Hague, Netherlands, after he was recognised for his role and political leadership in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Court Stops Hospitals From Returning Patients With Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) to Prison
[SALC] Zomba -The Malawi High Court yesterday granted an urgent interim injunction preventing the return of six persons diagnosed with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) to prison. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Court Stops Hospitals From Returning Patients With Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) to Prison
[SALC] Zomba -The Malawi High Court yesterday granted an urgent interim injunction preventing the return of six persons diagnosed with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) to prison. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis - Nigeria Ranks Among 14 High Burden Countries
[This Day] Abuja -Nigeria is said to be among the 14 high burden countries for Tuberculosis (TB), TB/HIV and multi-drug resistant TB and has also been ranked seventh among the 30 high TB burden countries in the world and second in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Tuberculosis - Nigeria Ranks Among 14 High Burden Countries
[This Day] Abuja -Nigeria is said to be among the 14 high burden countries for Tuberculosis (TB), TB/HIV and multi-drug resistant TB and has also been ranked seventh among the 30 high TB burden countries in the world and second in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: End Tuberculosis By Empowering Community Health Workers
[IPS] Washington DC -"I'm alive because of support from my family and the community health worker who brought medicine directly to my house, accompanied me during treatment and gave me hope. Without care and human support, there's no way I could be here today," says Melquiades Huauya, a survivor of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from Peru. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:End Tuberculosis By Empowering Community Health Workers
[IPS] Washington DC -"I'm alive because of support from my family and the community health worker who brought medicine directly to my house, accompanied me during treatment and gave me hope. Without care and human support, there's no way I could be here today," says Melquiades Huauya, a survivor of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from Peru. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia 9th Highest Affected By TB
[New Era] WINDHOEK - Namibia is said to be among the countries of the world highly rated with severe cases of tuberculosis and one of the highest in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia 9th Highest Affected By TB
[New Era] WINDHOEK - Namibia is said to be among the countries of the world highly rated with severe cases of tuberculosis and one of the highest in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: New Tuberculosis Vaccine Raises Hopes
[GroundUp] But one more large trial is needed, says TB activist (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:New Tuberculosis Vaccine Raises Hopes
[GroundUp] But one more large trial is needed, says TB activist (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bridging Funding Gaps for Tuberculosis Treatment
[Leadership] As nations strive to meet the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Tuberculosis (TB) elimination by 2030, Nigeria is not left out, giving its present status in global disease prevalence fact sheets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Bridging Funding Gaps for Tuberculosis Treatment
[Leadership] As nations strive to meet the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Tuberculosis (TB) elimination by 2030, Nigeria is not left out, giving its present status in global disease prevalence fact sheets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Global Fund Supports Brave Commitments to Ending TB
[Global Fund] New York -The Global Fund is joining leaders who converge in New York today to commit to speeding up global collaboration in the fight against TB, a preventable disease that killed 1.6 million people in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Global Fund Supports Brave Commitments to Ending TB
[Global Fund] New York -The Global Fund is joining leaders who converge in New York today to commit to speeding up global collaboration in the fight against TB, a preventable disease that killed 1.6 million people in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: It's Time to Confront TB Head On
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] It's an outrage that a preventable, treatable and curable disease killed 1.6 million people last year, more than any other infectious disease (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:It's Time to Confront TB Head On
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] It's an outrage that a preventable, treatable and curable disease killed 1.6 million people last year, more than any other infectious disease (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Imagination, Ambition Needed in Fighting TB
[Citizen] I recently had chance to attend the first-ever United Nations high-level meeting on tuberculosis. It was an historic opportunity for heads of state to acknowledge the enormous burden of tuberculosis (TB), the world's leading infectious killer, and to show their commitment to eradicating it by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Thousands Die From These Illnesses Each Day. Will It Ever End?
[Bhekisisa] In a historic first, the UN just held a high-level meeting on TB. There was one on lifestyle diseases too. But did these sittings achieve anything? (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Thousands Die From These Illnesses Each Day. Will It Ever End?
[Bhekisisa] In a historic first, the UN just held a high-level meeting on TB. There was one on lifestyle diseases too. But did these sittings achieve anything? (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Deaf or Dead? the Unbearable Choice for Some TB Patients
[IPS] Cape Town -Like death, hearing loss is irreversible. I never imagined that I would have to choose between the two until seven years ago when I became infected with tuberculosis (TB), a contagious disease caused by an airborne bacterium. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Deaf or Dead? the Unbearable Choice for Some TB Patients
[IPS] Cape Town -Like death, hearing loss is irreversible. I never imagined that I would have to choose between the two until seven years ago when I became infected with tuberculosis (TB), a contagious disease caused by an airborne bacterium. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: TB Remains World's Single Largest Infectious Killer, Says WHO
[IPS] Washington DC -A disease that we know how to prevent, treat, and cure has become the world's leading infectious killer: tuberculosis (TB), an airborne bacterial infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:TB Remains World's Single Largest Infectious Killer, Says WHO
[IPS] Washington DC -A disease that we know how to prevent, treat, and cure has become the world's leading infectious killer: tuberculosis (TB), an airborne bacterial infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Why This Legal Drug May Put You At Risk for a Killer Infectious Disease
[Bhekisisa] That tot or two might be putting you at risk for...an infectious disease? Find out what you need to know. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Why Public Figures Should Stand Against TB
[The Herald] Tuberculosis (TB) is a quintessential disease of poverty, but untreated, it can easily spread from one person to the other regardless of class, race or social standing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:A UN High-Level Meeting May See Hopes to End Tuberculosis
[IPS] New Delhi -In the early months of 1993, there was frenetic activity within the Geneva headquartered WHO's Communicable Diseases program, to get Tuberculosis designated as a Global Emergency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Ugandan Medic Develops New TB Vaccine for Adults
[Monitor] Kampala -A Ugandan medical doctor, Dr Jacqueline Akite, together with a team of other international scientists have registered landmark success by developing a new vaccine that stops the spread of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in adults. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Fight Against 'Vicious TB Epidemic Drastically Underfunded'
[UN] The fight against tuberculosis (TB) is drastically under-funded, with a gap of around $13 billion per year, said Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed at the first-ever High-Level TB Meeting, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Community-Based Health care is Best Hope for End of TB
[The Stephen Lewis Foundation] Today in New York, the UN held its first ever High-Level Meeting on the Fight Against Tuberculosis (TB) in order to develop "an urgent global response to a global epidemic." (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Commits to Tuberculosis Eradication, Urges Global Support
[Guardian] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday restated Nigeria's commitment towards the eradication of tuberculosis in the near future. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Buhari at UNGA, Pledges Nigeria's Commitment Against Tuberculosis
[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in New York pledged Nigeria's commitment to eradicating tuberculosis in the future. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Buhari Restates Nigeria's Commitment to Eradicating TB
[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in New York restated Nigeria's commitment towards the eradication of tuberculosis in the near future. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Calls for Action at Historic TB Meeting
[TB Alliance] New York -It has been 25 years since tuberculosis (TB) was declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization and since then at least 10 declarations have stressed the burden of TB and the need to develop new products to prevent, diagnose and cure TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Statement from TB Alliance on the First-Ever UN High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis
[TB Alliance] It has been 25 years since tuberculosis (TB) was declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization and since then at least 10 declarations have stressed the burden of TB and the need to develop new products to prevent, diagnose and cure TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:What to Expect From the World's First High-Level UN Meeting On TB
[Bhekisisa] Ramaphosa and Motsoaledi are expected to draw high praise at a UN meeting this week. Find out why. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:UN News Daily Guide - More Major Speeches, Migration and Human Rights, Beating TB
[UN News] On the occasion of the 73rd General Assembly, the UN is hosting a plethora of events with some of the world's most prominent leaders and experts, to set the pace on dozens of critical global topics. To help you navigate and make sure you don't miss out on anything important, UN News has prepared this third daily guide to what's going on. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news