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Tuberculosis control in South Africa : successes, challenges and recommendations

dc.contributor.authorChurchyard, G. J.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMametja, L. D.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMvusi, L.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorNdjeka, N.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHesseling, A. C.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorReid, A.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBabatunde, S.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPillay, Y.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-13T09:28:50Z
dc.date.available2016-01-13T09:28:50Z
dc.date.issued2014-03
dc.identifier.citationChurchyard, G. J. et al. 2014. Tuberculosis control in South Africa: successes, challenges and recommendations. South African Medical Journal, 104(3 Suppl 1):244-248, doi:10.7196/SAMJ.7689.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7196/SAMJ.7689
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/98158
dc.descriptionPlease cite as follows: Churchyard, G. J. et al. 2014. Tuberculosis control in South Africa: successes, challenges and recommendations. South African Medical Journal, 104(3 Suppl 1):244-248, doi:10.7196/SAMJ.7689.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.zaen_ZA
dc.description.abstractTuberculosis (TB) remains a global health threat, and South Africa (SA) has one of the world’s worst TB epidemics driven by HIV. Among the 22 countries with the highest burden of TB, SA has the highest estimated incidence and prevalence of TB, the second highest number of diagnosed multidrug-resistant TB cases, and the largest number of HIV-associated TB cases. Although SA has made notable progress in reducing TB prevalence and deaths and improving treatment outcomes for new smear-positive TB cases, the burden of TB remains enormous. SA has the means to overcome this situation. In addition to better implementing the basics of TB diagnosis and treatment, scaling up the use of Xpert MTB/RIF as a replacement for sputum smear microscopy, strengthening case finding in and beyond healthcare facilities and a greater focus on TB prevention for people living with HIV, particularly earlier initiation of and scaling up antiretroviral therapy and scaling up continuous isoniazid preventive therapy, will have a substantial impact on TB control. New TB drugs, diagnostics and vaccines are required to further accelerate progress towards improved TB control in SA and beyond.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/7689
dc.format.extent5 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherHealth & Medical Publishing Groupen_ZA
dc.subjectTuberculosis -- Prevention -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectHIV infections -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectMillennium Development Goalsen_ZA
dc.titleTuberculosis control in South Africa : successes, challenges and recommendationsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderSouth African Medical Journalen_ZA


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