The 5th South African TB Conference will be held this week to evaluate advances made in the fight against the disease and to discuss new extensive programmes that will help address identified challenges.
The conference, which will be held under the theme “Step Up: Let’s embrace all to end TB”, will take place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, Durban.
Delegates will deliberate on drug availability, service delivery, the social and biological determinants impacting on the TB cascade and the effective integration of systems that ensure the pandemic is properly managed.
About 2 000 participants including scientists, specialists and other clinicians dealing with TB patients and their families, social scientists and representatives from the public sector, patients and people affected by TB, traditional healers, non-governmental organisations (NGO) and faith-based sectors and the corporate sector are to attend.
Deputy President David Mabuza is expected to open the conference on Tuesday. – SAnews.gov.za