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08 February 2021

Mkhize encourages South Africans to use TB Health Check App for screening


Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has encouraged South Africans to use the TB Health Check App and to begin screening themselves for the disease. Mkhize was speaking at the virtual launch of the TB Prevalence Survey by the Human Sciences Research Council and other research organisations.

The study, which was conducted in 2018 has found that South Africa has a high tuberculosis burden, which includes many undiagnosed people living in communities. Mkhize says government will use technology as a tool to detect the disease because TB treatment has suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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