Rapid population ageing has prompted researchers to study disease trends in older South Africans. The aim is to understand the role that specific health conditions play in ageing among rural people.
Treating infectious diseases is a huge challenge because patients often fail to take the medicine for the long duration, especially for tuberculosis. Now there’s a new device that may help.
What should be done to ensure that the SDGs actually change countries’ development trajectories? Here are four practical steps.
The push to end TB requires significant investment into the research and development of new diagnostics and treatments.
Tuberculosis kills more people globally than any other infectious disease. A human-rights approach and investment in quality care are essential to ending the global epidemic.
New research shows that the treatment of drug resistant-TB can be reduced from the current duration of 20 to 24 months to less than a year.
TB outside the lungs accounted for 14% of TB cases recorded globally in 2017.
In Southern Africa, high rates of HIV infection have been the primary driver of TB
In Manitoba, Canada, researchers have used health databases to better understand how people with tuberculosis interact with the health-care system.
Using a large number of computers to screen TB drugs reduces the cost and time.
We cannot end TB with century-old technologies and poor quality care. It is time to reinvent the way we are managing TB, and overcome our collective failures of the imagination.
The reason that nanoparticles hold such hope for TB treatment is that they can be carefully targeted.
The bill to provide universal health care in South Africa is not the silver bullet for the challenges in the health sector.
Treatment for drug-resistant TB remains problematic as the painful daily injectable patients receive for at least six months leaves more than 60% deaf.
Countries globally should adopt and adapt the World Health Organization’s new Essential Diagnostics List – as a key step in the management of all diseases.
The TB epidemic is out of control in Canada’s North. Eliminating the disease will require accurate data as well as government investment.
World TB Day will be observed March 24, with the good news that deaths from tuberculosis are declining. But a trend toward confining those with TB threatens to stall advances.
The current range of TB diagnostic tests have various limitations like the sputum smear which is outdated, clumsy and takes long to process.
On World TB Day 2018, eradicating TB finally looks like a goal that could be met — if political leaders can step up with cash and actions to match their political declarations.
India has a radical new plan to eliminate TB, backed by research and technological expertise. The country just needs strong financial and political commitment from government to implement it.