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

Zimbabwe: Country Marks World TB Day
[The Herald] Tomorrow, Zimbabwe joins the world to commemorate World TB Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Pres. Weah Declares Today 'World TB Day'
[New Dawn] -Calls on Liberians to join in observance to create awareness (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Tuberculosis Day - How Covid-19 Is Affecting TB Treatment, Intervention
[Premium Times] About 1.4 million people lost out on treatment for tuberculosis in 2020 compared with the previous year, because of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis - Nigeria Far From Achieving Its 2025 Target, Says WHO
[Vanguard] Abuja -- THE World Health Organisation, WHO, Tuesday, regretted that low Tuberculosis case detection was a major challenge in the disease's control efforts in Nigeria given that the country has detected only 27% of the estimated incident TB cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: World TB Day - Let's Seize This Moment to Change the Status Quo
[spotlight] This World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, we divert our attention momentarily away from the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) epidemic and refocus on a disease that has plagued us for considerable time, causing mortality of similar proportions seen with SARS-CoV2 in 2020, and close to a billion deaths historically. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World TB Day - Experts Laments High Rate of Infection, As Benue Tops List in North Central
[Leadership] Makurdi -- Benue State Government has disclosed that the State has fall in the category of States in Nigeria with very high burden of Tuberculosis (TB), ranking 6th nationally and First in North Central Zone of the Country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: New TB Testing Strategy Improves Diagnosis in Clinics By 17 Percent
[Daily Maverick] Almost 400,000 people in South Africa fall ill with tuberculosis every year. Of these, up to 150,000 are never diagnosed. Now, a new testing strategy has been shown to improve TB detection at clinics by as much as 17%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Pres. Weah Declares Wednesday, March 24, 'World TB Day'
[LINA] Monrovia -- President George Manneh Weah has by Proclamation declared Wednesday, March 24, "World Tuberculosis Day" and is to be observed throughout the country as a Working Holiday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Deputy President to Address World TB Day Commemoration
[SAnews.gov.za] Deputy President and Chairperson of the South African National Aids Council, David Mabuza, will on Wednesday deliver the keynote address at the World TB Day commemoration in Mbombela, Mpumalanga. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: First Ever National Survey Shows the Extent of TB Problem
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's long-awaited tuberculosis (TB) prevalence survey results were recently released. This is the first national prevalence survey of its kind for TB in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Civil Society Endorses Justice for Miners Campaign
[NMF] Hundreds of thousands of ex-miners who have been affected by silicosis and TB as a result of working on South African gold mines, are still waiting for compensation, more than two years after a land mark settlement of the Silicosis and TB class action in 2018. These ex-miners and their families have had high hopes of receiving compensation from the Tshiamiso Trust that was created to implement the R5 Billion settlement. To date less than 10 claimants have been compensated by the Tshiamiso Trust. Furthermor (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis Treatment Receives Boost From USAID
[This Day] Treatment of tuberculosis in the country has been enhanced by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with the donation of critical diagnostic equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - February 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Survey Finds 'Blind Spot' in Diagnosing People With TB
[spotlight] An estimated 390 000 people became ill with tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa in 2018, according to the country's first-ever National TB Prevalence Survey released on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Many South Africans Are Living With Undetected TB, Survey Finds
[SAnews.gov.za] Many South Africans are living with undetected tuberculosis (TB), while those who show symptoms delay seeking medical care, a survey has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: 400 People in SA With Highly Drug-Resistant TB to Get New Three-Drug Regimen
[spotlight] Treatment of drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (DR-TB) in South Africa has been transformed over the last decade. Most people with DR-TB no longer have to take daily injections and treatment is often completed in nine months, compared to 18 to 24 months in the past. Maybe most importantly, fewer people are dying of DR-TB and fewer people are suffering hearing loss, a common side effect of injections used in the past. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - February 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Eritrea - Insight Into Tuberculosis (TB)
[Shabait] Last week, Sister Hiwet Neguse, Head of the National Tuberculosis (TB) Controlling Program at Eritrea's Ministry of Health, revealed that Eritrea has made considerable progress in combating TB over the past several decades. This news is extremely positive and highly encouraging. It is worth noting, as well, that it comes not too long after recent reports were shared revealing that the country had achieved great success in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In the following few paragraphs, I provide a brief introd (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Significant Reduction in TB Incidence Rate
[Shabait] Asmara, 15 December 2020 - Tuberculosis (TB) incidence rate in Eritrea has significantly reduced in the last 10 years, Sister Hiwet Neguse, head of national TB controlling program at the Ministry of Health stated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Government Intensifies TB Research
[The Herald] Fungai Lupande Mashonaland Central Bureau (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Sub-Clinical TB - Fascinating SA Research Helps Push Frontiers of TB Science
[spotlight] As much as 80% of adults in the Western Cape may at some point have been infected with the tuberculosis (TB) bacterium. While estimates are uncertain, rates are believed to be high in the rest of the country as well, with likely millions of people having been infected with TB. Most people's bodies, however, manage to suppress the infection and they do not actually fall ill. People who have been infected but who do not fall ill are traditionally classified as having latent TB infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: X-Rays and AI Could Transform TB Detection, but Red Tape Might Delay Things
[spotlight] Around ten million people developed tuberculosis (TB) in 2019. TB is the leading cause of death by an infectious disease globally, causing 1.4 million deaths last year--although in 2020 deaths due to COVID-19 will likely surpass deaths from TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kirinyaga County Steps Up Fight Against TB With New Isolation Ward
[Nation] Kirinyaga County has stepped up efforts to prevent and manage tuberculosis (TB) following a reported rise of the disease in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Government Should Be Buying Its Pharmaceuticals Locally - - Especially Now
[Daily Maverick] Someone very special to me is ill with multidrug-resistant TB. As TB is the leading cause of death in South Africa, and a particularly unpleasant disease, this is a scary diagnosis. But she is young, receiving the best of care and will survive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Buhari Calls for Urgent World Response to TB Cases
[Premium Times] Buhari calls on the international community to use the latest technology and tools to address the Tuberculosis (TB) epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Millions 'Still Being Diagnosed, Treated Based on Outdated TB Tools'
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- According to the Step Up for TB 2020 report, millions of people are still diagnosed and treated based on outdated policies and using old tools and approaches - impacting the TB response and achievement of the UN's TB targets agreed by heads of state in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: What Is Behind SA's Higher TB Numbers?
[spotlight] A World Health Organization (WHO) report published last week showed more people are falling ill with tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa than previously thought - but also that the country's treatment success rate for dangerous drug-resistant forms of the disease have improved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: TB Catch-Up Plan Underway in WC but Old Challenges Linger
[spotlight] In 2019 around 360 000 people in South Africa fell ill with tuberculosis (TB) and about 58 000 people died due to the disease, according to a World Health Organization Report released last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: The Slow Motion Race for a TB Vaccine
[spotlight] If the world had forgotten the importance of vaccines, COVID-19 has served as a stark reminder. Less than a year after the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), over a hundred vaccine candidates are under development and several large clinical trials are already under way, including some in South Africa. It is plausible that a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine will be available within the next year or two, although only time and properly conducted trials will tell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis - Global Progress Hampered Due to Covid-19 Pandemic - Report
[Premium Times] A new report has shown that global targets for prevention and treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) will likely be missed due to the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: WHO Estimates 20% Percent More TB Cases Than Previously Thought
[spotlight] Around 20% more people are falling ill with tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa than previously thought. This emerged from new estimates contained in the 2020 WHO World TB Report launched today and published on the World Health Organization (WHO) website. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news