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Africa Analysis: More TB funding and data needed

TB remains an underfunded and under-researched health problem in many parts of Africa, writes Linda Nordling.   In more than 30 years since its discovery, HIV has become one of the biggest targets of global health funding. By contrast, tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease caused by a bacterium discovered in the 19th century.

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Zimbabwe Faces Troubling Spike in Cases of Multi-Drug Resistant TB

About eight years ago, 44-year-old Tilda Chihota was struck with tuberculosis which kept her bed-ridden for over six months at her rural home in Zimbabwe’s Mwenezi district, 144 kilometres southwest of Masvingo, the country’s oldest town.

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South Africa Battles Drug-Resistant TB

Cape Town – Despite an increase in diagnosis times, South Africa is facing a growing drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) burden as nationally there remains a large gap between the number of patients diagnosed with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and those who start treatment.

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mHealth ‘could save a million African lives by 2017’

Mobile health (mHealth) applications such as text messages could save more than a million lives in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years, according to a report.

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Zimbabwe backs nanotechnology as route to new drugs

Cape Town – The Zimbabwean government has shown signs of embracing nanotechnology, earmarking it for extensive funding from the science ministry’s 2013 budget for new programmes.

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Namibia: Bridging the gap in healthcare provision

At 26 years of age Vemupomanda Tjivinda commands a lot of respect among his fellow Himbas, a community of pastoral nomads that roam Namibia’s hard-to-reach Kunene region with their goats and cattle in search of water and grazing.
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