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HSRC Commemorating World TB Day

28 March 2018
12:30 - 14:00

Jody Boffa – Mcgill University
Dr Rebecca Tadokera – Human Sciences Research Council (HAST)
Professor Grant Theron – Stellenbosch University

Date: 28 March 2018     Time: 12:30 – 14:00
Venues: Pretoria, Durban,  Cape Town, PE and Sweetwaters

Despite significant progress over the last decades, Tuberculosis (TB) is the ninth leading cause of death globally and is now the world’s leading infectious killer. Approximately 10 million new TB cases and nearly 1.7 million deaths are reported each year, most of these in developing countries. Each year we commemorate World TB Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic impact of tuberculosis (TB) and urge acceleration of efforts to end the global TB epidemic. This year, the world commemorates the 36th anniversary of Dr Robert Koch’s announcement in 1882 of his discovery of the TB bacillus, the cause of TB. His ground-breaking research opened the way toward diagnosing and curing this disease.

To mark World TB day, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will be hosting a seminar on 28 March. Our theme, partially adopted from the Stop TB Partnership’s World TB Day 2018 theme is: Bolder, Bigger and Better: the time is now.

Pretoria: HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Contact : Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail:

Cape Town: HSRC, Merchant House 116-118 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town. Contact : Carmen Erasmus, Tel: (021) 466 7827, e-mail:

Durban: The Atrium, 5th Floor, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Berea, 4001. Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel: (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786, e-mail: , or Hlengiwe Zulu at e-mail
Sweetwaters : Old Bus Depot, Mbubu Road, Sweetwaters. Tel: (033) 324 5000

Kindly note that seminars can now be accessed via the Vidyo link: