New Hope for Preventing “World’s Deadliest Curable Disease”
A new study finds that a shorter course of drugs to prevent tuberculosis - one of the world's deadliest diseases - is effective and can safely be given to people who are also being treated for the HIV virus that causes Aids. The pan-African, South Africa-based Arum Institute presented the findings at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections convened in Seattle in the American state of Washington.
Tuberculosis patients at a hospital. The World Bank will disburse $122 million to four southern African nations to fight tuberculosis.
allAfrica, 6 March 2019
Ten million people around the world became sick with tuberculosis (TB) in 2017. The World Health Organization calls it "the world's deadliest curable disease". Read more »
Aurum Institute, 5 March 2019
New study paves the way for scale-up of TB prevention among people living with HIV, who are dying from TB in large numbers Read more »
Aurum Institute, 6 March 2019
It is our pleasure to welcome and introduce Dr Nokwethemba Mtshali to the Aurum fold who has joined Aurum as the new Managing Director of the Health Systems Division. Read more »