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SAVE THE DATE: Seminar building up to World TB Day

Experts from the HSRC, SANAC and the Aurum Institute will share information on treatment, public knowledge about TB risk and transmission and progress in addressing TB
19 March 2024
10:00 - 12:30

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a significant public health problem in the African region. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2022 an estimated 280 000 people fell ill with TB and 54 000 people died from TB in South Africa.

We would like to invite you to a seminar where experts will share some findings and information on treatment options, public knowledge about TB risk and transmission, and progress towards addressing the disease. The event will take place on 19 March at 10:00, hosted by the HSRC, the Aurum Institute, and the South African National Aids Council (SANAC). This seminar will be one of the build-up events for the main World TB Day event on 24 March organised by SANAC and the National Department of Health.

The HSRC will focus on research undertaken via national household surveys, highlighting the impact of HIV programmes on TB in South Africa and the general public’s knowledge about TB. The Aurum Institute will focus on efforts to scale up and optimise the delivery of TB-preventive treatment (TPT) in high-risk groups. The institute will share experiences from the Opt4TPT study, a programmatic evaluation of TPT delivery among people living with HIV in Ethiopia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, as well as from the CHIP-TB study, which compared two approaches to TPT delivery among paediatric household contacts.  SANAC will focus on the attainment of the national HIV and TB targets as set out in the National Strategic Plan, detailing the country’s progress as we move closer to Agenda 2030. Lastly, the National Department of Health (NDoH) will discuss emerging priorities in the National TB Programme, providing key insights into this aspect of the implementation of the TB Programme in South Africa.

Date: 19 March 2024

Time: 10:00 – 12:30


HSRC:  Ms Yolande Shean,

SANAC:  Mr Nelson Dlamini,

Aurum Institute:  Ms Kanya Ndaki,

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