Drug-resistant TB

INDEPENDENT ON SATURDAY: Call for drug-resistant TB to be declared emergency

Despite activists' pleas, Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has not joined almost 800 health workers and experts in supporting the call to declare drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) a public health emergency... The South African TB Conference closed yesterday in Durban... Motsoaledi failed to cast a ballot either in favour or against the civil society proposition that the growing DR-TB epidemic be declared an emergency... This comes after public interest group Section 27 released a statement on Thursday saying it expected Motsoaledi to support the call it issued via a memorandum on June 10 alongside the Treatment Action Campaign and Doctors Without Borders. 

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