SA steps up the fight against TB

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The 5th South African TB Conference, which will evaluate advances made in the fight against the disease and to discuss new extensive programmes, kicks off this morning.

Deputy President David Mabuza will deliver an opening address at the conference held at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, in Durban.

The theme for the conference is “Step Up: Let’s embrace all to end TB”.

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 -