WORLD TB DAY: TB will not end unless these barriers are tackled

Tuberculosis (TB) remains the leading cause of death in South Africa, and yet it is curable. Why have we not overcome this fatal disease?

Numerous challenges exist at every level of TB diagnosis and care—not only in South Africa, but around the world, where one person dies every 18 seconds from TB. 

On this year's World Tuberculosis Day, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) profiles five key strategies on which government and donors should focus their finances and efforts in order to #StepUpForTB and end the deadly TB epidemic.

Five key strategies

  1. Toxic Treatment
  2. Unidentified TB cases
  3. Lack of social support
  4. Centralized drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) care
  5. Stigma
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Angela Makamure Press Officer at Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa
Angela Makamure Press Officer at Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa
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