Tuberculosis control in South Africa: successes, challenges and recommendations.

  title={Tuberculosis control in South Africa: successes, challenges and recommendations.},
  author={Gavin John Churchyard and Lerole David Mametja and Lindiwe Mvusi and Norbert O Ndjeka and Anneke Catharina Hesseling and Anthony J. Reid and S. O. Babatunde and Yogan Pillay},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  volume={104 3 Suppl 1},
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global health threat, and South Africa (SA) has one of the world's worst TB epidemics driven by HIV. Among the 22 countries with the highest burden of TB, SA has the highest estimated incidence and prevalence of TB, the second highest number of diagnosed multidrug-resistant TB cases, and the largest number of HIV-associated TB cases. Although SA has made notable progress in reducing TB prevalence and deaths and improving treatment outcomes for new smear-positive TB… CONTINUE READING
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