TB Still a Challenge in SA – Mabuza

Written by on 24 March, 2021

By: Lindelani Mbatha

Deputy President David Mabuza says he’s concerned that South Africa is one of the 30th highest TB burdened countries in the world.

Mabuza has been speaking at the official World TB Day Commemoration, in Mpumalanga province.

The event forms part of global World TB Day awareness activities aimed at raising public awareness about tuberculosis and the efforts made to prevent and treat the disease.

This year’s commemoration is held under the theme, The Clock Is Ticking! Let’s Find, Treat and End TB Now.

Mabuza says government needs to act with a sense of urgency in pursuit of TB targets advocated in the sustainable development goals.

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Mabuza further says South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) remains critical in mobilising communities to end the spread of HIV, TB and STIs.

He adds that the country’s response to TB must prioritise communities where the burden of TB is high.

 


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