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15 August 2017

Countrywide TB Prevalence survey kicks-off this month

South Africa will conduct a TB Prevalence Survey to establish the true burden of the disease and ultimately strengthen TB control in the country.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), South Africa ranks among the 22 high burden countries and contributes to about 80% of the total global burden of all TB cases.

The Human Sciences Research Council (HRSC), Medical Research Council (MRC), and National institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) will conduct the survey.

During the launch of the first National TB Prevalence Survey in 2016, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country will continue to mobilise more resources to fight the TB scourge by prioritising the detection and treatment of the disease.

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