TB Response

New tuberculosis medicine studied in South Africa approved in United States

New tuberculosis medicine studied in South Africa approved in United States

The new tuberculosis medicine pretomanid has just been registered by the United States Food and Drug Administration. What are the implications for ...
High price delays introduction of new TB prevention therapy

High price delays introduction of new TB prevention therapy

A new form of TB prevention therapy promises various advantages over the current offering, but a high price is delaying its introduction in South ...
Tuberculosis in SA: Three graphs that tell the story

Tuberculosis in SA: Three graphs that tell the story

South Africa has one of the highest TB burdens in the world. Here we tell the story of TB in South Africa using three graphs. ...
KZN’s HIV and TB plan: Good on structure, low on detail

KZN’s HIV and TB plan: Good on structure, low on detail

Each of South Africa’s nine provinces is supposed to have an HIV and TB plan that guides provincial implementation of the National Strategic Plan. ...
Minister: We must have communities, especially people living with HIV tell us what is needed

Minister: We must have communities, especially people living with HIV tell us what is needed

Address by Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize at the opening of the 9th South African AIDS Conference. ...
The TB in the air we breathe

The TB in the air we breathe

Ground-breaking research being done in Masiphumelele outside Cape Town aims to answer important questions about how tuberculosis is transmitted. ...
#FootSoldiers: Do the work that nobody wants to do

#FootSoldiers: Do the work that nobody wants to do

At the start of the nineties, very few doctors were willing to take up the fight against TB. Faced with the option of Oncology or TB, Van Rensburg ...
New guides to advocating in AIDS councils

New guides to advocating in AIDS councils

Spotlight has developed two new advocacy guides for members of provincial or district AIDS councils. One focuses on TB prevention and the other on ...
New science: Highlights from CROI2019

New science: Highlights from CROI2019

Last week the Conference for Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) was held in Seattle, USA. Spotlight did not attend this year’s ...
Is South Africa on track to meet NSP targets?

Is South Africa on track to meet NSP targets?

On World AIDS Day 2018 we assess how South Africa is faring against 10 key targets set in the National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV, TB and STIs– ...
Money will show how serious the BRICS are about TB

Money will show how serious the BRICS are about TB

Whether or not the BRICS puts new money on the table for TB research, is a crucial test of whether the United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB ...
Major downward adjustment of SA TB figures by WHO

Major downward adjustment of SA TB figures by WHO

The dramatically lower rate of new tuberculosis infections and TB deaths in South Africa just reported by the World Health Organisation primarily ...