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Tackling Tuberculosis In South Africa


This South African case study, written by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and supported by Janssen, examines the local state of TB including national policy and progress in the areas of prevention, diagnosis and treatment. It features interviews with the following TB experts;

  • Mario Raviglione, director of the Global TB Programme at the World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • David Mametja, chief director of TB control at South Africa’s Department of Health
  • Keertan Dheda, head of pulmonology at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town
  • Eliud Wandwalo, senior disease co-ordinator for TB at the Global Fund
  • Norbert Ndjeka, director of drug-resistant TB, TB and HIV at South Africa’s Department of Health

This case study has been developed in an effort to ensure tuberculosis remains front of mind for policy stakeholders and to keep up momentum as we all work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal – to eradicate TB by 2030.

The EIU will be publishing this case study along with 3 other case studies looking at Ethiopia, Nigeria and Kenya, and a global article (which provides an update to the EIU’s 2014 report, Ancient enemy, modern imperative: A time for greater action against tuberculosis) on Wednesday 26th October 2016. The articles will be made available on the EIU website. We would be grateful if you could please not share these articles until they have been published online.




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