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Dinsdag | 31 Julie | 2018 New Test Rapidly Diagnoses TB Meningitis

26.07.18 – ehealthnews A new rapid test that diagnoses TB meningitis has been developed through a partnership between the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Antrum Biotech. The new test, which is currently undergoing validation to enter the global market, is able to diagnose TB meningitis within two hours. Early diagnosis is the key to improving the health outcomes of this disease, but the current diagnostic tests are not as quick or as sensitive as they need to be. TB meningitis is a major cause of death in Southern Africa. It’s estimated that 2% of TB, which are caused by
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Dinsdag | 31 Julie | 2018 Doctor’s frustrations with SA’s healthcare system

30.07.2018 – The Citizen Here are excerpts from a letter written by an an aggrieved doctor who asked to remain anonymous for fear of victimisation. A great many things throughout a medical career can cause one to become disillusioned or disappointed. It is a shame that so many otherwise easily preventable things, such as this, occur in our local healthcare system. Aside from the obvious difficulties in the application processes for posts, all healthcare workers (nurses, therapists, support staff and others, not just doctors) are subjected to quite poor working conditions. This is both in terms of the physical condition
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