Published: 25 February 2018
Ababa, Ethiopia – “It is important to strengthen efforts that promote effective diagnosis and uninterrupted treatment of Tuberculosis to realize our aspirations of ending TB for good in Africa”, says African Union (AUC) Commissioner for Social Affairs, H.E. Mrs Amira Elfadil.
Published: 25 February 2018
Increased globalization combined with the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis has created an increased risk of disease transmission across international borders. In efforts to address this challenge, East Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) organized the inaugural regional meeting of the Community of Practise (CoP) on Laboratory and Surveillance to improve cross border collaboration in surveillance of Tuberculosis and other priority diseases and strengthen laboratory systems for effective response.
Published: 25 February 2018
TB is among the top five causes of death in Sub-Saharan Africa. Responding to the burden of TB requires a regional multi-sectorial approach that focuses on addressing determinants of the spread of TB and tackling health system constraints that inhibit a rapid TB response.
Published: 25 February 2018
According to the Semi-Annual Report, the first six (6) months of the implementation of the Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support (SATBHSS) project has recorded positive progress by putting in place systems that are a pre-requisite for facilitating smooth project implementation at country and regional level during the five (5) year project period.
Published: 25 February 2018
Mozambique has reached advanced stages in the planning for the implementation Operational Research (OR) studies by completing the proposal development and securing approval from the Union Ethics to undertake two OR studies;
Published: 25 February 2018
Following the approval by the World Bank Board in May of this year of US$122 million worth of financial assistance to tackle the scourge of Tuberculosis (TB) in some of Southern Africa’s high burden TB countries --Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia --the capital of Mozambique hosts today the regional launch for the project. 
Published: 25 February 2018
Mining is a major activity in most African countries and the sector has been a major source of revenue for these countries for over a century. However, mining comes with their own health challenges. Some of the diseases that often affect miners include Tuberculosis (TB) and Occupational Lung Diseases.
Published: 25 February 2018
Case detection of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is very low in Southern Africa despite the region being home to 5 of the 30 MDR-TB High Burden countries in the world. Currently, MDR-TB case detection stands at 9% in Mozambique and Zambia and 30% in Lesotho, with treatment outcomes ranging from 33% in Zambia to 63% in Lesotho. MDR-TB has become a serious emergency, hence there is need to work together to strengthen efforts towards capacity building in MDR-TB control.
Published: 25 February 2018
Experts from Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia have provided country information that will feed in to the process of completing the proposal development for the Cost-Benefit analysis and health impact studies which will be implemented and coordinated with technical support from the East Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC).
Published: 25 February 2018
Gaborone, Botswana – Following the successful launch of the Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Project (SATBHSSP) in December 2016, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat and the project implementing partners, NEPAD Agency, East Central and Southern Africa Health community (ECSA-HC) and World Bank (WB) held interactive discussions on the regional implementation approach of the project.

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