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Byline: Luphert Chilwane
To fight TB, focus on HIV too, say experts SA gets high marks from team led by the WHO, but is told it can improve, writes SA HAS made progress in controlling and curing tuberculosis (TB) since experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) visited the country in 2005, but after their visit last week they said a greater emphasis was needed on patients with HIV, who are susceptible to TB.
Staff from the WHO, the US Agency for International Development, the Stop TB Partnership and the Foundation for Innovative Diagnostics (Find) observed TB treatment and management in SA last week. The experts' review included observations of the provision of care in clinics and hospitals, interviews with TB service managers and health workers.
They looked at TB and HIV …