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Treatable TB Meningitis Disables Too Many SA Children

2016-06-15T07:23:25+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Children admitted to Hospital with TB meningitis are often admitted too late to change their condition. While they are likely to survive, their chances of a normal, healthy life are dashed. TB meningitis can be devastating for children, leading to death or permanent disability, yet the disease can be prevented and treated if caught in time. Brain damage Stellenbosch University research has shown that only 15 percent of children admitted to Cape Town’s Tygerberg Children’s Hospital with TB Meningitis are in the early stage of the disease. By the time most [...]

Treatable TB Meningitis Disables Too Many SA Children 2016-06-15T07:23:25+00:00

Rapid Finger-Prick Test to Tackle Tuberculosis

2016-05-30T11:46:36+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2014 over 9 million people contracted tuberculosis (TB), with 1.5 million dying from the disease. Over 95 percent of these deaths occur in developing countries, which is exacerbated by difficulties in diagnosing the disease based on signs and symptoms. A new point-of-care test aimed at use in areas of limited resources could help speed up the diagnosis and spread of TB. The new test is being developed by an international team of researchers led by researchers at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. To [...]

Rapid Finger-Prick Test to Tackle Tuberculosis 2016-05-30T11:46:36+00:00

World TB Day 2016

2016-03-15T01:34:28+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_code admin_label="Code"]<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/G_X-9577rxs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" text_font_size="14" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] What is World TB Day? On World TB Day, 24 March, WHO is calling for new commitments and new action in the global fight against tuberculosis – one of the world’s top infectious killers. There has been tremendous progress in recent years, and the world is on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal of reversing the spread of TB. But this is not enough. In 2013, 9 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million died. Clearly, we all need [...]

World TB Day 2016 2016-03-15T01:34:28+00:00