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Towards a world free of tuberculosis

19 April 2017
12:15 - 14:00

Date: 19 April 2017

Time:  12h15 – 14h00

Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth  and Cape Town

Dr N Slingers, Executive Manager: Donor Co-ordination, South African National AIDS Council (SANAC).  Highlights of the new National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs-a focus on TB
Dr E Lutge, Manager: Epidemiology, Health Research and Knowledge Management Units. KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health. The role of material incentives/enablers in improving the adherence of patients on treatment for tuberculosis
Dr A Reuter, DR-TB Medical Officer & Ms L Snyman DR TB nurse: Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Drug Resistant Tuberculosis: where there’s hope there’s a way

Presentations are available for download below:

Professor G. Setswe, Executive Director, HIV/AIDS, STIs & TB (HAST) programme, Human Sciences Research Council

The world marks World TB Day annually on the 24th of March. 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.
South Africa appears in all three of the recently published lists of high TB burden countries: the 30 high TB burden countries, the 30 high HIV/TB burden countries and the 30 high multidrug resistant TB (MDR TB) burden countries.  The high levels of TB prevalence, incidence and mortality in the country have a significant impact on many South Africans. Drawing on data from the literature, various projects and experiences around the country, this seminar will reflect on TB in South Africa and will discuss anticipated progress in addressing the epidemic over the next few years and also discuss social and structural factors impacting on and linked to TB.

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.

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

Cape Town :
HSRC, Merchant House 116-118 Buitengracht Street Cape Town, Cape Town. Contact: Jean Witten, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or

Durban :
  The Atrium, 5th Floor, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Berea, 4001 , Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or , or Hlengiwe Zulu at e-mail

Port Elizabeth:     Office 103, 1st floor, Fairview Office Park, Greenacres, Port Elizabeth. Nomfanelo Plaatjie E-mail: