Date: 7 April 2016
Time: 12:30 – 14:00
Venue: VCRs, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth
The HSRC seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of DST.
Dr R. Tadokera – HSRC:
Socio-economic risk factors: association with TB transmission
Dr E. Hoosain – HSRC:
Structural factors influencing TB treatment adherence- the example of Nelson Mandela Bay
Dr P. Naidoo – Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Stellenbosch University:
Barriers and enablers in patients’ pathways to MDR-TB care
Ms Z. Classen – FHI 360, South Africa
Improving access to Drug Resistant TB care in South Africa
Professor G. Setswe – HSRC
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On March 24, the World marks World TB Day 2016. World TB Day is designed to build public awareness that TB remains an epidemic causing significant morbidity and mortality, in much of the world including South Africa. The high levels of TB prevalence, incidence and mortality in South Africa reflect its impact on the wellbeing of many South Africans (In 2014, prevalence was estimated at 696/100 000 population, incidence at 834/100 000 population with an estimated 96,000 TB deaths).
World TB day 2016 comes after adoption of the World Health Organization’s END TB strategy which seeks to “address barriers to achieving progress in the fight against TB by eliciting a strong systemic response drawing on the opportunities provided by the Sustainable Development Goals, especially those goals aimed at achieving universal health coverage and social protection from disease”: – goals that directly address key social drivers of TB.
Drawing on data from various projects, this seminar will reflect on TB in South Africa and will discuss the impact of socio-economic factors on TB transmission, barriers to adherence to TB treatment and progress in improving access to MDR-TB care in the country.
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