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