March 23, 2018

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

 

PIH MSF MSF UNITAID