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MEDIA SPOTLIGHT: TB CARE II CONFERENCE FEATURED IN NEWS ARTICLE

The USAID funded TB CARE II Project, along with participants from the USAID TB Program South Africa, ILO, and the TB CARE I Project recently gathered together in Pretoria, South Africa to host a conference focused on improving the response to TB and TB/HIV workplace health in Southern Africa.  The conference brought together about

By |2018-11-11T19:39:13+00:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: News Related to TB and South Africa|0 Comments

BEST PRACTICES IN DR-TB COMMUNITY CARE: DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL COMMUNITY-BASED DR-TB PLANS

WORKSHOP ON SEPTEMBER 11-13, 2017 IN PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA   The “Best Practices in DR-TB Community Care: Development of National Community-Based DR-TB Care Plans” workshop was held in Pretoria, South Africa on the 11 - 13 September 2017, as part of the USAID-funded TB CARE II project, managed by URC. This workshop presented current

By |2018-11-11T19:42:37+00:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: News Related to TB and South Africa|0 Comments

PROMOTING INTEGRATED TB/HIV SERVICES THROUGH ONE-STOP-SHOP MODEL IN MALAWI

Malawi has an HIV prevalence rate of 10.3% and a TB incidence rate of 163 per 100,000. Nearly 60% of TB patients are co-infected with HIV. TB is the leading cause of death among people living with HIV/AIDS. HIV-positive TB patients have worse treatment outcomes than HIV-negative TB patients, and TB-related mortality among TB/HIV

TB in Mines

In 2015, USAID TB CARE II project began an initiative to address TB in miners in the Southern African Region. The overall objective is to improve detection and management of TB and other co-morbidities among the mine workers and their families. This would also help to control the spread of TB and reduce new

By |2018-11-11T19:30:02+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Featured Posts, News Related to TB and South Africa|Comments Off on TB in Mines

Germicidal Ultra Violet Meeting

On October 10-11, 2016, delegates from twenty, primarily low- and middle-income countries gathered at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conference center in Pretoria, South Africa. The focus of the Germicidal Ultra Violet (GUV) meeting was to provide a voice for various stakeholders to discuss a way forward to operationalize GUV in

By |2018-11-11T19:10:04+00:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Featured Posts, News Related to TB and South Africa|Comments Off on Germicidal Ultra Violet Meeting

Isoniazid Preventative Therapy (IPT) in Swaziland

Isoniazid Preventative Therapy (IPT) is a highly effective tuberculosis (TB) prevention method for people living with HIV, with a 33-64% reduction in TB in HIV+ patients who completed IPT. This benefit is enhanced to an 80-95% reduction when IPT is combined with proper anti-retroviral therapy (ART). Despite this clear and tangible benefit, global uptake

URC Participation at the 48th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health

The Union World Conference on Lung Health continues to be the largest gathering of clinicians and public health professionals, program managers, policymakers, researchers, and advocates working to end the suffering caused by TB and other lung diseases. The 48th annual conference, held in Guadalajara, Mexico on October 11-14, 2017, continued this tradition with fruitful

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