Kenya: 20 Inmates at Nyahururu Gk Prison Tested Positive for TB
[Capital FM] Laikipia -- Health officials in Laikipia County are a worried lot after 20 inmates at the Nyahururu GK Prison tested positive for Tuberculosis (TB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: In-Depth - the Complex Relationship Between TB and Mental Health
[spotlight] Falling ill with tuberculosis (TB) and all the disruption and stress that goes along with it can take a toll on someone's mental health, and mental health problems can in turn make someone more vulnerable to TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 18, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Convenes Global Experts to Update Guidance On National TB Prevalence Surveys
[WHO] A meeting of a subgroup of WHO's Global Task Force on TB Impact Measurement was held in Geneva on 28-29 September to review draft content that has been developed for the new guidance on national TB prevalence surveys. The meeting brought together global experts in the design, implementation, analysis and/or reporting of national TB prevalence surveys, including people from national TB programmes, universities, national institutes and technical agencies, as well as independent consultants. Content related t (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 14, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: In-Depth - Use of Urine Test for TB Increasing
[spotlight] While tuberculosis (TB) is the top killer of people living with HIV, TB is also harder to diagnose in people living with HIV than in people who are not. What is more, TB is particularly difficult to diagnose in people living with HIV who have compromised immune systems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 3, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: TBs Trains Laboratory Experts in Lake Zone
[Daily News] Shinyanga -- STAFFS dealing with production and measurement in industries, institutions and hospitals laboratory experts from four Lake Zone regions have been equipped in metrology science to help them produce correct measurements in the products produced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 22, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Over 5000 Mwanza Residents Get TBs Education On Standards
[Daily News] MORE than 5,440 people from five districts of Mwanza region have been provided with education on various issues related to standards and procedures to be followed so as to secure quality mark of standard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: TB Treatment to Be Shortened to 4 Months for Most Children
[spotlight] South Africa last published comprehensive guidelines for the management of childhood tuberculosis (TB) in 2013. Almost a decade later, there is a pressing need to update the guidelines to ensure that infants, children, and adolescents in South Africa can benefit from scientific advancements in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 16, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: As Testing Volumes Improve, Government Outlines TB Recovery Plan
[spotlight] South Africa's tuberculosis (TB) testing numbers have recovered from dramatic COVID-19-related declines in 2020, delegates heard this week at the opening of the 7th South African TB Conference held in Durban. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 15, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: In Fighting Infectious Diseases and TB, We Can't Neglect Climate Change #AfricaClimateCrisis
[allAfrica] Harare -- Humans and wild animals are facing new challenges for survival because of the climate crisis - how more frequent and intense drought, storms, heat waves, rising sea levels, melting glaciers and warming oceans can directly harm animals, destroy the places they live, and wreak havoc on people's livelihoods and communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 7, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Inadequate Funding Fueling TB Cases Among Nigerian Children
[Vanguard] -Just 31% of funds available to implement control efforts in 2020 (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 30, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: African Union and WHO Urge Swift Action Against Childhood Tuberculosis
[New Dawn] Lom é, 24 August 2022 - The African Union and the World Health Organization (WHO) today called for immediate and comprehensive measures to end the significant toll of tuberculosis among children in Africa. The appeal was made jointly with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and the S top TB Partnership on the sidelines of the Seventy-second session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa in Lomé, Togo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 25, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Stop TB Partnership Begins Mission On Resource Mobilisation to End Disease in Nigeria
[Daily Trust] Stop TB Partnership Geneva and Stop TB Partnership Nigeria, in collaboration with other stakeholders, are embarking on a high-level mission on domestic resource mobilisation to end tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 23, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Call for Increased Political Commitment and Accountability Ahead of the 2023 United Nations High-Level Meeting On Tuberculosis
[WHO] In June 2022, WHO's Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus held a dialogue with WHO's Civil Society Task Force on Tuberculosis (CSTF-TB) in Geneva, Switzerland. The dialogue was followed by an online town hall with civil society and affected communities on priorities for the CSTF-TB and its engagement with the broader civil society and affected communities working on TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 22, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Releases Updated Guidance On National Strategic Planning for Tuberculosis
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) is releasing new guidance to support national strategic planning for the tuberculosis (TB) response. The guidance encourages the use of a people-centeric focus in the development of national TB strategic plan (NSP). It highlights the importance of government stewardship and ownership, promotes alignment with national health strategy and other health programmes, emphasizes multi stakeholder and multi-sectoral engagement as one of the key steps for multisectoral accountabi (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 22, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Consultation On Guidance Development for Conducting TB Programme Reviews
[WHO] Over 130 participants from countries, civil society, affected communities, partners and the private sector joined a virtual consultation organized by WHO's Global TB Programme on the development of guidance for conducting reviews of TB programmes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 5, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news