The use of the BCG vaccine for an unproven indication is irresponsible and may deplete BCG stocks for young children, for whom it has been proven to be a lifesaving preventive tool against TB, argue a group of leading experts.
Medicines that taste like strawberries or mangos, cutting edge trials on preventing TB in kids, measuring how children’s bodies take up TB medicines – in this World TB Day feature Kathryn Cleary profiles the amazing research done by the Desmond Tutu TB Centre in Cape Town.
The Thuthuzela Centre based in the Khayelitsha Day Hospital offers a vital service to the community. Medical coordinator, Dr Genine Josias talks about the joys and challenges of running the centre.
The Khayelitsha Police Station, like many across the country has to deal with crime and violence and in many cases a lack of trust from the community. In these cases, it helps to have a mouthpiece to help build bridges. The TAC has fulfilled this role.
MaDlamini shares the heartwrenching story of her struggle for answers after her daughter was discharged one day after undergoing surgery to remove a cyst on her brain and eventually passed away.