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Low funding, COVID-19 curtail tuberculosis fight in Africa: WHO

The African region is home to 17 of the 30 high-burden tuberculosis countries globally Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | Inadequate investment and funding for tuberculosis control in Africa is jeopardizing the efforts to meet the global target of ending the disease by 2030, as the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to roll back …

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WHO reduces treatment duration for children with TB

Children with mild TB will be treated for four months while those with severe TB will be treated for six months using new drugs Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO has reduced the treatment period for Tuberculosis in children. Previously, children who tested positive for TB had …

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Uganda registering cases of extra drug resistant TB: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is registering cases of a complicated form of drug-resistant Tuberculosis alias Extra Drug-Resistant TB, according to experts. Extra or Extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR TB) is a type of Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) that does not respond to second-line medication like Isoniazid and Rifampicin or …

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500,000 babies exposed to polio and tuberculosis at birth-MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 500,000 babies in Uganda are exposed to polio and tuberculosis. This is because they are not born in hospitals. When children are born, they are supposed to receive polio zero and Bacillus Calmette–Guérin |(BCG) vaccines which protect against tuberculosis at birth. The vaccines …

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Experts call for new TB diagnostic innovations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts are recommending the use of X-ray in detecting new cases of tuberculosis. They argue that the old-style criteria has led to a lot of missed cases. Dr Bruce Kirenga, a lung expert said that for long, health workers have been depending on symptoms to …

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COVID-19 pushes aside tuberculosis outreach

TB diagnosis and treatment suffered a setback of 12 years Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One year after the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world on its head, the Stop TB Partnership shared new data showing that nine of the countries with the most tuberculosis (TB) cases—representing 60% of the global …

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