Tuberculosis (TB) remains the leading cause of death in South Africa, and yet it is curable. Why haven’t we overcome this fatal disease? At every level of TB diagnosis and care there are challenges. Here are five key strategies where governments, donors and communities should focus efforts to end the deadly TB epidemic.
Watch the five barriers here.
The first? Stigma
The second: unidentified TB cases
The third: toxic TB treatment
The fourth: lack of social support
And the fifth: centralized DR-TB care