South Africa, International Partners Must Address Challenges Of TB

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: South Africa’s Health Challenges: An Elephant in the Room
CSIS Senior Associate Phil Nieburg discusses the challenges to preventing and treating tuberculosis in South Africa, writing, “…The South African government and its international partners need to work to address the structural and budgetary problems that inhibit progress against TB. And it is critical that policy changes — such as the coming PEPFAR transition — not add to the challenges being faced by the country’s already fragile TB control programs. Saving people from HIV only to have them die of TB should not be considered a success” (6/3).