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17 hours ago

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Let the World TB Day planning begin 🎈

#EndTB #WTBDToday Stop TB Partnership announced the 2019 World TB Day theme after consultation with our partners. The theme is "IT'S TIME!"

World TB Day is our biggest opportunity to raise international attention on the #1 infectious disease killer & we hope you will join the fight to #EndTB.

Stay tuned! http://stoptb.org/
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18 hours ago

TB PROOF

Today is World Diabetes Day!

Did you know...
That people with Diabetes have a higher risk of progression from latent to active TB?
Also, diabetes triples a person’s risk of developing TB;
Around 15% of TB cases worldwide may be linked to diabetes;
TB mortality & relapse rates are also much higher in those with Diabetes

#EndTB World Health Organization (WHO)
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1 day ago

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Such a powerful Ted talk by TB champion, Saurabh Rane (DR-TB survivor). He was 20 years old, doing his medical internship, when he became sick.
He shares about his difficult TB journey and the lessons he learned from having TB.

Today, Saurabh is a passionate TB advocate, who advocates for person-centered TB care.

#EndTB #TBChampionsSaurabh Rane, a Drug-resistant TB survivor shared with us his frustrating yet successful journey of how he went through the worst time of his life and what h...
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2 days ago

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Today, Ingrid & Portia attended the fantastic Bhekisisa Policy Dialogue: Tracking SA’s HIV/TB plan.

TB Proof advocated for:
1) A meeting between Dr Yogan Pillay (Deputy Director-General for Health in South Africa) and CHWs to ensure that CHWs voices are heard
2) An increase for TB in the Health budget
3) Replacing stigmatising language (e.g defaulter, TB suspect) in the National Strategic Plan (NSP)
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2 days ago

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Did you know that 7.5 million children (0-14 years) are infected with TB each year?
Furthermore, 233 000 children (0-14 years) died because of TB in 2017.
This is unacceptable.
There is an urgent need to scale up child and adolescent TB case-finding and treatment.
@who #tb #tuberculosis #health #children #unmaskstigma #zerostigma
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