South Africa ups the fight against TB

Tuberculosis, a disease that kills tens of thousands of South Africans a year, is being beaten using expensive gadgets, home visits by health officials and specially designed hospital wards.

Government's war on TB was announced this week by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi in an address to Harvard University experts in Boston in the United States.

Instead of just treating incoming patients with TB, community healthcare workers are now travelling out to the homes of all known TB patients. Over 60000 family members have been tested since the programme began six weeks ago.

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