South Africa: Slow progress after decision to make TB prevention pills more widely available

Besides preventing illness and death, TB preventive treatment (TPT) is estimated to be highly cost-effective. Yet, uptake of TPT is not what it could be in South Africa. Tiyese Jeranji asks how much has changed since the Department of Health last year decided to make TPT much more widely available.

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By Tiyese Jeranji

Published: June 6, 2024, 8:59 p.m.

Last updated: June 10, 2024, 11:03 p.m.

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