Landmark survey to assess TB

CATEGORY: Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation
DATE: 6 February 2018
AUTHOR: IOL News

South Africa's first survey to assess the incidence of tuberculosis in the country has been commissioned by the national Health Department, and will enrol an estimated 55 000 participants.

Data collection will be done in 110 clusters across all nine provinces, having begun in KwaZulu-Natal in August 2017, and is scheduled to conclude in Gauteng in November this year.

The survey will take place in the Western Cape between June and July.

Results are expected to be announced next year.

The survey is being conducted by the South African Medical Research Council, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

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