With more than one million people being diagnosed with drug-resistant tuberculosis each year, it has become difficult to fight the disease. But Africa’s scientists are making progress by targeting bacteria using techniques that have never been applied to TB research.
At 19, Phumeza Tisile was misdiagnosed and mistreated, with disastrous consequences. With specialist help, she recovered. Now she is going global in her quest to get treatment for XDR-TB to those who need it most.
The Second World Conference on Healthy Ageing will be held in Johannesburg at the end of July, focusing on positive ageing, which encourages senior citizens to make the most of growing older with active minds in active bodies It will also look at challenges such as overmedication, caregiving and legal issues.