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Common Contraceptive Could Raise TB Risk

Common Contraceptive Could Raise TB Risk

A breakthrough study conducted by Professor Keertan Dheda and Dr Michele Tomasicchio, at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity, has revealed that one of South Africa’s most commonly-used injectable contraceptives could potentially increase women’s chances of contracting tuberculosis (TB). Injectable contraceptives are widely used across sub-Saharan Africa, being the […]

About 18 Nigerians Die of Tuberculosis Every Hour

About 18 Nigerians Die of Tuberculosis Every Hour

At least 18 Nigerians die from Tuberculosis (TB) every hour, a TB expert, Lovett Lawson, has said. Mr Lawson, the Board Chairman of Stop TB partnership Nigeria, disclosed this at a pre-World TB Day press conference in Abuja on Thursday. The World TB Day is celebrated March 24 to raise awareness about the health, social […]

Tanzania: Rat-Tech To Help Expedite Tuberculosis Test Results

Tanzania: Rat-Tech To Help Expedite Tuberculosis Test Results

Patients undergoing testing for tuberculosis (TB) at Dar es Salaam’s hospitals will now receive their results within 24 hours and start treatment instantly following the opening of new detection facility for the disease in the city. The facility, which was officially inaugurated in Temeke District yesterday, will use African giant pouched rats, nicknamed ‘HeroRATs’, to […]

TB: Aisha Buhari Decries Nigeria’s Position In Africa

TB: Aisha Buhari Decries Nigeria’s Position In Africa

The wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari has decried the position of Nigeria as the first in Africa and fourth in the world in terms of tuberculosis infection. She said this is the cause of several untimely deaths and as such the scourge must be tackled. Mrs Buhari who is an ambassador to the […]