Research carried out by the Aurum Institute in Johannesburg, and the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI),has found an alternative way to treat TB with fewer tablets than today’s recommended course of treatment.
UCT Prof Clive Gray, Head of Division of Immunology and the African representative on the International Union Of Immunology Societies (IUIS), has authored a position paper on Ebola.
An editorial appears in this week’s NEJM by academics Digby Warner and Valerie Mizrahi, Director of the Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), on the need for basic science in TB and lack of progress in shortening drug regimens. This comes ahead of the IDM’s 10th Anniversary Symposium commencing on 2 November, where topics such as this will be discussed.
Health committees at public clinics are 'critically important vehicles' for community participation in health, and provincial government should urgently pass legislation recognising these committees' roles and functions. So argued health workers from across the country at the National Colloquium on Health Committees.