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Helping SA’s truckers stay healthy

Petroleum company Engen has teamed up with multi-partner organisation Trucking Wellness to launch its latest annual campaign to help South Africa's long-distance truck drivers maintain healthy lifestyles.

Top prize for local TB researchers

The Cape Town-based Desmond Tutu TB Centre has won a prestigious global accolade for its work, a welcome nod of approval for those working to help reduce infections of the lung disease among children in South Africa and the rest of the developing world.
TB diagnosis breakthrough

Furry heroes to sniff out TB in Mozambique

Already a hero in Southern Africa for its ability to sniff out landmines, the African giant pouched rat is once more turning out to be a lifesaver by accurately detecting the presence of tuberculosis bacteria in human sputum samples.
SA mine detector gets top recognition

Revamped Aids council launches

South Africa's national Aids council has relaunched with new members and a renewed sense of purpose. The reformed body has embarked on a wide range of initiatives to improve its effectiveness and the country’s HIV prevention efforts.
Taking HIV testing to the masses

Health care in South Africa

Find out how South Africa's public health care system works and how it relates to the well-resourced private health care sector. Plans for a National Health Insurance scheme aim to tackle the challenges from poverty, Aids, tuberculosis and malaria.

Brazil health plan adapted for South Africa

South Africa’s Department of Health has announced plans to establish teams in each of the country’s municipal districts to provide primary healthcare services, maternal and child support, as well as care for those affected by HIV/Aids and tuberculosis.
Boost for trucking wellness drive

Stop TB plan 'can save millions'

Stop TB plan ‘can save millions’

More than five million lives can be saved in the next five years if governments and donors invest fully in a new global plan to stop tuberculosis launched in Johannesburg, Berlin and Geneva this week by the World Health Organization's Stop TB Partnership.
Gates grant for TB researcher

Vodacom backs TB vaccine research

The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, one of the leading TB vaccine research organisations in the world, is to expand its capacity to store blood samples from people who take part in its research, thanks to a donation from Vodacom.

African TB nurses lauded

Ten African nurses are among a group lauded by the International Council of Nurses for their tireless work in the fight against tuberculosis.
TB vaccine in SA clinical trial

Bold new HIV/Aids plan for SA

South Africa entered a new era in the fight against HIV/Aids on 1 December, as President Jacob Zuma introduced a radical plan to boost protection of affected individuals and prevent further infections.

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