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8 Feb 2021 | Many South Africans Are Living With Undetected TB, Survey Finds

Many South Africans are living with undetected tuberculosis (TB), while those who show symptoms delay seeking medical care, a survey has shown. This i...

8 Feb 2021 | Mkhize encourages South Africans to use TB Health Check App for screening

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has encouraged South Africans to use the TB Health Check App and to begin screening themselves for the disease. Mkhize...

8 Feb 2021 | Most people with TB don't seek treatment, HSRC survey finds - The Mail & Guardian

About 66% of people in South Africa with tuberculosis do not seek treatment in a country burdened with the illness, according to the Human Science Res...

8 Feb 2021 | New survey shows South Africa has a long way to go in TB fight

A recent survey on the prevalence of tuberculosis in South Africa has found that the country had a TB prevalence rate of 737 infections per 100 000, w...

8 Feb 2021 | TB Prevalence Survey: Higher proportion of HIV negative people have asymptomatic TB, report finds

South Africa has a high tuberculosis (TB) burden, including many people with undetected TB in the community. There is a high burden of TB in men rathe...

8 Feb 2021 | The impact of COVID-19 on TB treatment

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on our lives and our economy. On Friday, the TB prevalence survey conducted by the Human Sciences Research Counc...

8 Feb 2021 | The politics of cultural defiance - exhumations and rural reburials in Covid times

The legacy of the initial ruling by the Covid-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee that bodies should be encased in plastic has been traumatic and catast...

8 Feb 2021 | Why it's right to call Israel an 'apartheid state'

The popular and largest human rights organisation in Israel B’Tselem, published a detailed report which concluded that Israel is in fact an apar...

6 Feb 2021 | Coronavirus: South Africa conducts National COVID-19 Antibody Survey - Sean Jooste

Sean Jooste - Research Specialist – Human Science Research Council joins Kwena Moabelo. As South Africa finds itself starting to move out of the...

6 Feb 2021 | New report raises concern over undetected TB in communities

South Africa has a high TB burden with 35-44 age group year and over 65-year-olds accounting for the largest prevalence.  The country’s fir...