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Uniting on World TB Day

World TB Day on 24 March has the theme “Unite to End TB”. But there is much work to be done to achieve this, particularly in South Africa.  We are one of the countries with the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) – the third highest incidence of any country after India and China. And the incidence has increased by 400% over the past 15 years (Department of Health, 2017). It is estimated by the World Health Organisation that 66% of people in South Africa have both HIV and TB infection. TB is still South Africa’s leading cause of death (Stats…

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