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Over 1000 People Come Together for TB and HIV Screening

Over 1000 people in the Ablekuma Central constituency in the Greater Accra region have been screened for Tuberculosis (TB) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)...
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National Theatre Spearheads TB Awareness

The Aurum Institute Ghana, a public benefit not-for-profit organization, in collaboration with its partners, has set up a symbolic lighting at the National Theatre...
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Case Detection Efforts Will Spur Ghana into Ending TB by 2030

Dr. Frank Bonsu, Manager of the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTBCP) Thursday said if Ghana is able to meet its case detection targets for...

An estimated 239,000 children die every year from tuberculosis

Simple stool-based diagnosis could be a global life-saver by enabling millions more children at risk from TB and MDR-TB to be tested A simple...
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TB eradication could be a nightmare for Ghana -Dr Bonsu

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Thursday warned that the country could lose the battle against Tuberculosis (TB) control, if the right leadership and...
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Namibia needs US$1.86 billion to tackle TB

Recent data commissioned by the Global TB Caucus presented Wednesday shows that Namibia will need at least 1.86 billion U.S. dollars to treat Tuberculosis...
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Roadmap To Combat Animal-Human TB Transmission Launched

The first-ever roadmap to combat animal tuberculosis (bovine TB) and its transmission to humans, built on a 'One Health Approach,' addresses health risks across...
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Malawi gets US$460 million grant to fight HIV, TB and Malaria

Global Fund has approved a two-year grant worth 460 million U.S. dollars to the Government of Malawi to aid the country's target of reducing...

TB Mortality Rate Reduced By 37 Percent

Global efforts to combat Tuberculosis (TB) have saved an estimated 53 million lives since 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 37 percent,...

PEPFAR approves budget for the fight against HIV/AIDS and TB in SA

With this new funding allocation, the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, through PEPFAR, will continue programs in support of South Africa’s HIV/AIDS and TB response...
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Stakeholders Asked To Unite To End TB

The start of Johnny’s chronic disease coincided with the marital fireworks, which followed his wife’s discovery that he had been spending part of his...
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Three-D system to help scientists battle against deadly TB

A research team in London and Southampton have developed a new system using 3-D which will help find better treatments for sufferers of tuberculosis...

Kenya rolls out first survey on prevalence of TB

Kenya's health ministry is carrying out a Tuberculosis prevalence survey that will determine the accurate burden of TB in Kenya and inform policy formulation. ...

Durban conference underlined the fight against tuberculosis

TB2016, a two-day conference dedicated exclusively to tuberculosis (TB), kicked off here on Saturday in Durban to highlight the urgency in efforts to address...

Scientists in Tanzania on the edge making shorter doses for TB treatment

The scientists from the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) - the east African-nation's leading medical research facility - said the new treatment would help cut...
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Kenya confirms arrival of TB vaccine

Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr. Nicholas Muraguri said the BCG (Bacille Calmette-Guerin) vaccine that protects children against TB is effective in...

Drivers critical in the fight against TB

She said since TB had the potential to spread in society, especially among commuters in vehicles, it was important for drivers to take up...

Health advocates raise alarm over rising HIV/TB co-infection in Kenya

Prolonged treatment coupled with inability to eke out a living has worsened poverty levels among many TB patients in Kenya. The...

Kenya’s health advocates say stigma affecting efforts to eliminate TB

Stop Tuberculosis Partnership Chief National Coordinator Evelyn Kibuchi told a media briefing in Nairobi that stigma has been high and this has made some...

Kenya to conduct first tuberculosis prevalence survey

Kenya's ministry of health is set to conduct the first tuberculosis (TB) prevalence survey since its independence in 1963. Dr. Enos Masini, Head of...

Kenya vows to intensify efforts to control TB

Kenya joined the rest of the international community in marking the World Tuberculosis Day on Tuesday, vowing to intensify efforts towards the control of...

Kenyan teacher unbowed despite long battle with TB strain

by Christine Lagat Elizabeth Wangechi's cool demeanor and gift of the gab are prized assets in the teaching profession that many societies regard as...
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WHO calls for a consented effort to end tuberculosis

As World Tuberculosis Day approaches on March 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for ?global solidarity and action? to support a new...

Health Workers In Nkoranza Attend Workshop On TB

Sixty health workers in the Nkoranza South Municipality on Wednesday attended a day?s workshop on the ?signs and symptoms of Tuberculosis (TB) and its...

TB is present in all regions of the world-Report

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report 2014 says TB remains one of the world?s deadliest communicable diseases. In 2013, an estimated 9.0...
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Health Director Commends Health Workers In Nkoranza North

Mr Donatus Achisiba, Nkoranza North District Director of Health Services, has commended health workers in the district for their commitment in addressing health problems...

WAAF advocates for TB health improvement programme

The West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF) is advocating the involvement of Tuberculosis (TB) patients in matters that concern them and also strengthen the voices...

GOSANET Foundation Organise TB Workshop

There are about 870 suspected cases of tuberculosis (TB) in the Adaklu District, Mr Samuel Atidzah, Executive Director of GOSANET, a health focused non-governmental...
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HIV Is Not A Killer Disease-Prophet

Reverend Prophet Alexius Hubamoulda Jehu-Appiah, Founder and Life President of Alexius Life Opportunity Foundation, has noted that contrary to popular views, HIV is not...

Pastors’ wives undergo breast cancer training

Breast Care International, a non-governmental organization, in collaboration with Peace and Love Hospital, has organized breast cancer training workshop for the Presbyterian Ministers Wives...