The inclusion of short-course TPT has been shown to have a decreased risk of liver toxicity and other adverse events. By reducing tuberculosis infection in the country, it will lessen the burden on our health services and health workers.
The Stop TB Partnership has announced the theme for this year’s World TB Day as ‘Invest to end TB. Save lives’. With this theme, the Stop TB Partnership and partners are calling on all those involved in the fight to end TB to unite to ensure that inadequate funding for TB ends now.
Access to high quality healthcare is a human right for all (UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 2000). A high quality, person-centred approach is where the needs, preferences and experiences of those seeking treatment along with their right to be treated with respect are considered (Kruk et al., 2018).
Many people are not aware that COVID-19 and TB both spread through the air, present with the same symptoms including cough and fever, and can be prevented by mask wearing and adequate ventilation as part of infection control measures.
The latest TB Prevalence Study and the Role of community health workers in the national TB recovery plan
The first ever South African National TB Prevalence survey, which commenced in 2017 and was recently launched, has left us reconsidering our approach to eliminating TB in South Africa.