What South Africa's youth are dying from

Tuberculosis was the leading cause of death for Black and Indian youth in 2013, ischaemic heart diseases for the White group, and the HIV virus for the Coloured population.

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South Africa: MPs shun public TB testing

A call by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and partner organisations for Members of Parliament (MP's) to get tested for tuberculosis (TB), which is one of the leading causes of deaths in South Africa, has fallen on deaf ears.

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Aids Healthcare Foundation to build clinic in South Africa

The Aids Healthcare Foundation will build its first clinic in South Africa. AHF offers comprehensive HIV/Aids and tuberculosis treatment and care services, including HIV prevention and testing.

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SA's TB rate among the highest in the world

South Africa has one of the highest tuberculosis (TB) incidence rates in the world, with 993 people out of 100 000 living with the disease. This is according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in Johannesburg last week.

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South Africa: Revolutionary test for TB poses some challenges

A revolutionary new way of testing for tuberculosis (TB), the GeneXpert can dramatically reduce the time it takes to get a diagnosis for multi-drug resistant TB, but bottlenecks in the health system are making it difficult to get patients on treatment quickly, a study has found.

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MDR TB a threat to SA

A rise in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) is a threat to the country's people and health system, the SA Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) said on Friday.

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