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BEYOND 2015: Strengthening the management of TB to achieve TB control

31 March 2015
12:30 - 14:30


Not TB Proof After all”- A look at TB among healthcare workers – Dr D von Delft, TB PROOF; 

Beyond 2015: Patient loss from TB treatment:-Patient outcomes and impact on TB control – Dr S  Moyo,  HAST, HSRC

Chairperson: Professor G Setswe, Deputy Executive Director, HAST, HSRC

Date:  Tuesday, 31 March      
Time: 12:30  – 14:00
:    VCRs, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban

On March 24, the World marks World TB day 2015 with a renewed call to reach, treat and cure everyone with TB to accelerate progress towards eradicating the disease by 2035. Addressing TB requires inputs from all sectors including healthcare providers, civil society, communities and the private sector.
TB remains a major cause of suffering, morbidity and mortality in South Africa. It affects all members of the community including those at the forefront of providing care to TB and other patients. Drawing on her personal and organization’s experience, Dr von Delft will discuss the burden and impact of TB on healthcare workers, their families, the patients they treat and the health system. She will also discuss interventions to address shortcomings in prevention and treatment strategies both for healthcare workers and the populations they serve.

Reaching, treating and cure of all TB patients require that the patients remain in treatment for the recommended duration. Patient loss from treatment remains a significant problem in TB management and control. Dr Moyo will discuss patient loss from TB care highlighting its causes, the impact on patients and the community, and on the management and control of TB.

The seminar may be attended in Pretoria, Cape Town or Durban

RSVP by 2 April
Cape Town: Ray Adams (021) 466 7936,  12th Floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street, Cape Town
Durban: Ridhwaan Khan (031) 242 5400,   1st Floor, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor
Pretoria: Arlene Grossberg (012) 302 2811,  1st  Floor, HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria