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South Africa: Health in 2021 - Spotlight's Top 12 Questions

[spotlight] While COVID-19 will continue to make headlines for some time, 2021 will also be a critical year for healthcare reforms in South Africa and for various aspects of the country's HIV and TB response. These are Spotlight's top 12 healthcare questions for the year. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: HIV, Tuberculosis Care Neglected Due to Covid-19 - Health Minister

[Leadership] Abuja -- The Minister of state for health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora has revealed that the care and attention given to HIV, tuberculosis and other ailments have been neglected due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)


Africa: How Covid-19 May Result in One Million Excess Deaths From Other Diseases in Africa

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The pandemic has hit Africa's overburdened health services and left many unable to access treatment - raising fears of up to one million excess deaths from other illnesses (AllAfrica)


Africa: WHO Supports Government to Integrate Covid-19 Case Finding Into TB Surveillance Activities

[WHO] Abuja -- "During a tuberculosis outreach in my community, one of the team members insisted I take a test as he said I already have symptoms. As I was about to undergo the test, the DSNOs suggested I also undergo a COVID-19 test because I was also displaying some of the symptoms," says 32 year old Janet Ishaya, reached through the TB intervention in Kaduna State. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Some TB Patients Still Required to Take Pills in Front of Witnesses

[spotlight] Completing the six months of treatment for standard drug-susceptible tuberculosis (DS-TB) can be hard. Apart from side effects associated with the medicines, people may feel better after a month or two and be tempted to stop taking the treatment. Maintaining treatment adherence is even harder for drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) since the medicines have more serious side effects and treatment can last as long as two years. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Covid-19 - Don't Neglect TB, Other Diseases

[Daily Trust] The news last week regarding tuberculosis is not a cheering one for TB patients, the stakeholder in the health sector and the nation generally. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Release of First National TB Prevalence Survey Should Not Be Delayed Any Longer

[spotlight] The most recent World Health Organization (WHO) World Tuberculosis Report estimates that in 2018, 301 000 people fell ill with TB in South Africa. The report also indicates that the real number may lie anywhere between 215 000 and 400 000 - an astonishingly wide margin. These wide margins illustrate one of the most concerning aspects of the TB epidemic in South Africa - we don't really know how many people get sick with the often deadly disease. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Tuberculosis Killing More Than Coronavirus - Experts

[Daily Trust] Experts in the health sector have said that tuberculosis is killing Nigerians more than COVID-19 is doing. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Tuberculosis - Experts Call for More Case Finding Amidst Covid-19 Crisis

[Premium Times] In order to make significant progress in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB), experts have urged government at all levels to increase TB case finding in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Provinces Include HIV, TB Screening At Covid-19 Sites

[SAnews.gov.za] Deputy President David Mabuza says provincial departments of health have started experimenting with combining Tubercolisis (TB) and COVID-19 screening in some locations, while also offering HIV self-screening at COVID-19 sites. (AllAfrica)


Swaziland: Nearly Half the People With Tuberculosis Don't Know They Have It - Report

[Swazi Media] Nearly half of the people in Swaziland (eSwatini) who have the disease tuberculosis (TB) do not know it, according to a new report. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Eastern Cape Clinics Lost Touch With Thousands of TB Patients During Lockdown

[Daily Maverick] In Nelson Mandela Bay alone, more than 1,700 patients with TB fell out of the clinic system during the national lockdown while health facilities focused on Covid-19. Almost all other services were relegated to the backburner. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Covid-19 Could Worsen TB Cases By 2021 - Foundation

[Premium Times] One of Nigeria's major partners in the fight against tuberculosis, KNVC Tuberculosis Foundation, has expressed fears over worsening cases of tuberculosis (TB) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Global Fund Gives U.S.$500 Million to Fight HIV, TB, Malaria

[The Herald] Zimbabwe is assured of an adequate supply of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) following the allocation of US$500 million for the next three years by the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Malawi Govt, Cso Partner in Fighting TB in Mining Sector

[Nyasa Times] The National TB Control Programme and Malawi Network of Aids Service Organisations (MANASO) have reaffirmed their commitment to working together to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) in the mining sector in Malawi. (AllAfrica)


Africa: The Global Fund Should Leverage Public Accountability Institutions in Francophone Africa

[GFO] Such collaboration would be win-win for countries and for the Global Fund (AllAfrica)


Africa: Speaking Out - Activists Face Down the World's Leading Infectious Killer

[MSF] For people living with drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB), the road to recovery can be long, painful, and lonely. Patients can spend months or years fighting the disease, enduring daily injections and swallowing thousands of pills. Though new drugs to treat TB offer some hope, they are still priced out of reach for many of the patients who need them most. Activists--including members of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its Access Campaign--aim to change that (AllAfrica)


Africa: Highest-Ever Funding Allocations Announced to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria

[Global Fund] Geneva -Following a record-breaking Replenishment in October 2019, the Global Fund today announced its largest-ever funding allocations for eligible countries to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and build systems for health over the next three years. (AllAfrica)


Togo: Poor Data Quality in Global Fund Grants in Togo but Supply Chain and Implementation Arrangements 'Partially Effective,' Says OIG

[GFO] Togo's grant performance is superior to the regional average (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Who Extends Support Towards Tuberculosis Diagnosis in Uganda

[WHO] Kampala, 16 December 2019: The Speaker of Parliament, the Right Honourable Rebecca Alitwaala Kadaga received a Tuberculosis (TB) GeneXpert machine from the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve TB testing and diagnosis among key populations in prisons. (AllAfrica)


Africa: We Are Using Computer Models to Fight Drug Resistance

[The Conversation Africa] The infectious disease burden in Africa is very high, particularly for tuberculosis (TB), malaria and HIV/AIDS. In 2018, nearly a quarter (24%) of TB cases in the world were in Africa. The region accounted for 93% of malaria cases. The continent also bears the brunt of the HIV epidemic: 20.6 million of the 37.9 million people living with HIV are in eastern and southern Africa. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Aisha Buhari Names Dolapo Osinbajo, Governors' Wives As TB Champions

[Premium Times] Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has appointed Dolapo Osinbajo, the wife of the vice president of Nigeria, and wives of all governors of states across Nigeria as 'champions' to lead the fight against TB in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Multilateral Agencies Launch Joint Plan to Boost Global Health Goals

[Global Fund] New York -Today at the United Nations General Assembly, 12 multilateral agencies launched a joint plan to better support countries over the next 10 years to accelerate progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Aisha Buhari Seeks Political Will to End Tuberculosis

[Daily Trust] Nigerian First Lady and Global TB Ambassador, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has called for more funding to fast-track efforts to end tuberculosis (TB). (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia: United States and Ethiopia Renew Partnership to End Tuberculosis

[U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa] The United States and Ethiopia officially signed a new statement of partnership agreement to continue working closely together to end tuberculosis (TB) across the country. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sean Jones and State Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse signed a statement of partnership under which Ethiopia will be one of 30 focus countries under USAID's new Global Accelerator to End TB initiative. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Community Sputum Collection Groups Thwart 15 000 TB Cases

[Nyasa Times] Community sputum collection points across Malawi managed to identify at least 1000 Tuberculosis (TB) patients in 2018 alone and helped the sick to access treatment, effectively avoiding transmission which could have lead to 15,000 new TB cases. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: District Leaders Worry Over Rising Cases of TB

[Monitor] Budaka District leaders have expressed concern over the rising cases of tuberculosis disease (TB). (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Global Fund Impact On Building and Strengthening a Health System - the Example of Rwanda

[GFO] Rwanda was quick to respond to the opportunity the Global Fund presented to strengthen its health system (AllAfrica)


Africa: Changing the Paradigm to End Tuberculosis

[GFO] Community engagement to end TB in West and Central Africa (AllAfrica)


Africa: Global Fund Launches "Promise to All 7-Year-Olds" Call to Action, to End Epidemics of Aids, TB and Malaria By 2030

[GFO] Campaign in support of the Sixth Replenishment target of 'at least $14 billion' (AllAfrica)


Africa: Europe Commits $618 million to Fight Against Aids, TB, Malaria

[Citizen] The two-day, 45th Summit of the Group of Seven (G7) countries ends in Biarritz, France, today. (AllAfrica)



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