29 August 2011

It can take weeks to identify a TB sufferer. But thanks to new, modern equipment, it can now be done within hours. Two TB diagnostic machines, known as the GeneXpert machines, costing millions of rands, have been installed at the Mbongolwane Hospital, outside Eshowe, in KZN, which has the highest number of TB sufferers. The machines were donated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

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