TB Response

New dawn in TB prevention therapy

New dawn in TB prevention therapy

After decades of relying on isoniazid-based TB preventive therapy as the best option for TB prevention, a number of new regimens have done well in ...
AIDS2018: Humans in the Age of HIV-Young people & SRHR

AIDS2018: Humans in the Age of HIV-Young people & SRHR

By Ngqabutho Mpofu Nosipho Soga is a 19-year-old learner who hails from Kuyasa, a Khayelitsha township in Cape Town. She can best be described as ...
AIDS2018: Humans in the Age of HIV-All about Love

AIDS2018: Humans in the Age of HIV-All about Love

By Ngqabutho Mpofu Dressed in a Robert Sobukwe Dashiki and trendy shoes, Thando Jack draws gazes from the mainly white upper middle-class folk in ...
SA ahead of World Health Organisation in recommending new TB medicine

SA ahead of World Health Organisation in recommending new TB medicine

The South African Department of Health this week announced it will be making a new tuberculosis medicine available more widely than recommended by ...
8 key findings from new district health report

8 key findings from new district health report

The Health Systems Trust last week published the latest edition of the District Health Barometer (DHB). The DHB provides a wealth of district, ...
Editorial: The new hiv & TB plan – Three months to get it right

Editorial: The new hiv & TB plan – Three months to get it right

Delays at the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) has meant that the new NSP (National Strategic Plan) will now only be ready in March 2017.
How do we get to zero TB?

How do we get to zero TB?

By Salmaan Keshavjee - Tuberculosis (TB) has surpassed HIV/AIDS as the biggest infectious killer of adults worldwide. In 2015, an estimated 10.4 ...
TB: What the numbers tell us about political will

TB: What the numbers tell us about political will

Marcus Low - Last month the annual Union World Conference on Lung Health was held in Liverpool, United Kingdom. As always at this conferences, much ...
Less money for TB research

Less money for TB research

By Mike Frick - The world spent less on tuberculosis (TB) research in 2015 than it did in 2009. This decrease in spending does not track a similar ...
Ten patents on two TB drugs

Ten patents on two TB drugs

By Marcus Low - An online tool launched last week sheds light on what patents have been granted for which medicines in a number of developing ...
AIDS 2016: Stephen Lewis’ keynote address delivered at #TB2016

AIDS 2016: Stephen Lewis’ keynote address delivered at #TB2016

Stephen Lewis addresses the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban.