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TB vaccine in SA clinical trial

South Africa is the setting for a phase II clinical trial of an advanced new tuberculosis vaccine, to be conducted by the non-profit Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation and the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative.

TB diagnosis breakthrough

In a medical research first, a new method of diagnosis will now be able to drastically cut down the time it takes to detect multi-drug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

TB toolkit for SA companies

TB toolkit for SA companies

The Global Health Initiative of the World Economic Forum and pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly have launched a new toolkit that aims to boost the involvement of South African companies in tackling tuberculosis in the country.
Joining DOTS for a TB-free SA

Govt, drug firm sign up to fight TB

The Department of Health and pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis have signed an agreement for the management and control of tuberculosis in South Africa through TBFREE, a programme that trains community health workers in Directly Observed Therapy Short-Course (DOTS) support.
Joining DOTS for a TB-free SA

Joining DOTS for a TB-free SA

South Africa has launched its fourth TB FREE centre, part of a multi-million rand effort to increase tuberculosis detection and treatment rates in the country. Key to the project is the training of thousands of community workers in Directly Observed Therapy Short-Course (DOTS) support.

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