TB Becomes Increasing Priority In South Africa’s Health Agenda

Devex: Is emerging South Africa ready to fight TB on its own?
“This week, as the aid community observed World Tuberculosis Day, all eyes turned to South Africa, which despite its booming economy continues to hugely suffer from this old and preventable disease. A decade after launching a national strategic plans to eradicate TB, little has changed. Along with Mozambique, it’s one of only two countries among the 22 high-burden nations profiled by the World Health Organization where incidence rates per 100,000 of the population continue to rise up in the past few years: 993 in 2011 as opposed to just 493.7 in 2002…” (Ravelo, 3/26).