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  • The Southern Africa TB in the Mining Sector Initiative

    2021-5-10 · Tuberculosis (TB) is a significant problem in the mining industry in Southern Africa. In South Africa alone, TB rates within the mining workforce are estimated at 2,500-3,000 cases per 100,000 individuals. This incidence is 10 times the WHO threshold for a health emergency, and is also nearly three times the incidence rate in the general

    Southern Africa Tackles Tuberculosis in the Mining

    2014-11-3 · JOHANNESBURG, March 24, 2014 — In a move to tackle the century-old TB scourge among mineworkers, the governments of Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, and Swaziland will meet with mining industry, union representatives, development partners and other stakeholders, at a Ministerial Meeting on March 25, 2014, in Johannesburg, South Africa, to discuss a standardized approach to the

    Grant to Fight TB in Southern Africa’s Mining Sector

    2016-2-6 · Tuberculosis (TB) is a significant problem within the Southern African mining industry. In South Africa alone, TB rates within the gold mining workforce are estimated at 2,500-3,000 cases per

    HIV, Aids and TB in South African Mines Department

    The mining industry has an excellent TB and HIV/AIDS reporting system and the results are utilised for monitoring progress in reducing new TB and HIV infections in the industry. Register for our media mailing list. Want to be updated regarding new information in your region, subscribe to our updates.

    Southern African declaration targets TB in mining

    2012-10-6 · In an attempt to tackle tuberculosis among current and former miners, their families, and affected communities, 15 southern African leaders signed a Declaration on TB in the Mining Sector, a legal instrument, at the recent summit meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government in Maputo, Mozambique.

    Mining industry in Africa is making TB epidemic worse

    2010-6-2 · The mining industry may be creating the conditions for around 750,000 TB infections every year in Africa, the researchers estimate, and is probably the second biggest driver of expanding TB epidemics after HIV infection across the continent. Overall, around 2.3 million new TB cases occurred in sub-Saharan Africa in 2005.

    TB mass killer in mining industry eNCA

    2014-3-26 · TB mass killer in mining industry Wednesday 26 March 2014 7:27am JOHANNESBURG Southern Africa is the only region in the world not on track to

    Mining in Africa is spreading TB, study suggests

    2010-6-4 · Mining for gold, diamonds, and precious minerals is dangerous work, but in sub-Saharan Africa the activity could be driving an entire continent's tuberculosis epidemic, a new study has found.

    Migration & Tuberculosis: A Pressing Issue

    2015-4-24 · targeted active TB detection, treatment and occupational health measures would cost US$ 570 million a third less. The underlying social and structural determinants of this largely disproportionate TB burden in the mining industry lies outside the traditional health sector, and

    270 No. 44427 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 9 ApRil 2021

    2021-4-9 · TB for the mining industry. 1.3. The following risk factors are associated with the epidemic of HIV and AIDS in the mines: migrant labour system, hostel accommodation, alcohol abuse, sex workers (trucking), informal settlements around the peri- mining communities and risky sexual behaviour. However, this document does

    The role of mining in the spread of TB in Africa: policy

    2019-2-22 · The role of mining in the spread of TB in Africa: policy implications Expert Rev. Anti Infect. Ther. of HIV in the industry, with obvious benefits for TB transmission as well [103]. Mining companies can and must do more to improve the living conditions of their workers.

    TB in the Mining Sector in Southern Africa TIMS

    2021-5-9 · The industry comprises of large scale mining managed by large international mining houses and artisanal and small scale mining. Despite the longstanding history of mining in the region, few regional policies and systems have been implemented to limit the spread of communicable diseases such as TB and HIV and provide continuity of care and

    Tackling TB and HIV/AIDS in mining Minerals Council

    2021-5-9 · Government, labour and business unite to reduce TB in mining. The depar tments of Health and of Mineral Resources, the four primary mining unions Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Solidarity, UASA and the Chamber of Mines have launched a major tuberculosis (TB) screening campaign in South Africa’s mining sector.

    Grant to Fight TB in Southern Africa’s Mining Sector

    2016-2-6 · Tuberculosis (TB) is a significant problem within the Southern African mining industry. In South Africa alone, TB rates within the gold mining workforce are estimated at 2,500-3,000 cases per

    HIV, Aids and TB in South African Mines Department

    The mining industry has an excellent TB and HIV/AIDS reporting system and the results are utilised for monitoring progress in reducing new TB and HIV infections in the industry. Register for our media mailing list. Want to be updated regarding new information in your region, subscribe to our updates.

    Mining sector identified as TB hotspot SABC News

    2018-6-13 · In fact the TB incidents in the mines and the prisons are the highest. “But now in the process of overcrowding in the mines, it is because of the dust. So we have systematically through the mining and safety council worked a system of dust reduction in the mining industry and the incidences of TB

    Grant to Fight TB in Southern Africa’s Mining Sector

    2016-2-5 · TB is a significant problem within the Southern African mining industry. In South Africa alone, TB rates within the gold mining workforce are estimated at 2,500-3,000 cases per 100,000 individuals. This incidence is 10 times higher than the World Health Organization (WHO) threshold for a health emergency, and is also 2.5 to 3 times the

    TB mass killer in mining industry eNCA

    2014-3-26 · TB mass killer in mining industry Wednesday 26 March 2014 7:27am JOHANNESBURG Southern Africa is the only region in the world not on track to

    African mining may be driving TB epidemic: study

    2010-6-1 · Researchers from Britain and the United States said their study suggested that crowded living and working conditions, dust in mines, and the spread of HIV mean Africa’s mining industry may

    Dust, TB and HIV: the ugly face of mining in South

    2015-5-26 · Zanele Zungu, 43, who has HIV and TB, collects her medication from Hlabisa hospital, in northern KwaZulu-Natal. invests in the mining industry. “I would like to say thank-you because they

    The role of mining in the spread of TB in Africa: policy

    2019-2-22 · The role of mining in the spread of TB in Africa: policy implications Expert Rev. Anti Infect. Ther. of HIV in the industry, with obvious benefits for TB transmission as well [103]. Mining companies can and must do more to improve the living conditions of their workers.

    Grant to Fight TB in Southern Africa’s Mining Sector

    2016-2-5 · TB is a significant problem within the Southern African mining industry. In South Africa alone, TB rates within the gold mining workforce are estimated at 2,500-3,000 cases per 100,000 individuals. This incidence is 10 times higher than the World Health Organization (WHO) threshold for a health emergency, and is also 2.5 to 3 times the

    Mining sector identified as TB hotspot SABC News

    2018-6-13 · In fact the TB incidents in the mines and the prisons are the highest. “But now in the process of overcrowding in the mines, it is because of the dust. So we have systematically through the mining and safety council worked a system of dust reduction in the mining industry and the incidences of TB

    THE USAID TB PROGRAM’S ROLE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST

    2020-11-19 · African mining industry. The Declaration on TB in the Mining Sector, a legal instrument, was signed by 15 heads of state at the Summit Meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in 2013. The declaration is a call to action for all stakeholders, including national, provincial, and district governments,

    Grant to Fight TB in Southern Africa’s Mining Sector

    2016-2-6 · Tuberculosis (TB) is a significant problem within the Southern African mining industry. In South Africa alone, TB rates within the gold mining workforce are estimated at 2,500-3,000 cases per

    Dust, TB and HIV: the ugly face of mining in South

    2015-5-26 · Zanele Zungu, 43, who has HIV and TB, collects her medication from Hlabisa hospital, in northern KwaZulu-Natal. invests in the mining industry. “I would like to say thank-you because they

    Mining and Risk of Tuberculosis in Sub-Saharan Africa

    2011-9-20 · Tuberculosis (TB) has risen markedly in sub-Saharan African nations over the past 2 decades, with reported annual incidence doubling from 173.6 to 351.7 per 100 000 population between 1990 and 2007. 1,2 Even in the wealthiest country on the continent, the Republic of South Africa, TB incidence more than tripled, from 305 per 100 000 in 1993 to 948 per 100 000 in 2007, and TB

    TB in the mines: the regional response in Southern Africa

    2014-12-22 · Economic impact of TB in the mining industry and the potentially high return on investments in TB control in the industry. Harmonized TB treatment protocols in the subregion- . Establishment of a funding mechanism mining companies to finance TB-related

    Mining Driving TB Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa

    2010-6-1 · The study of sub-Saharan African mining and TB was a joint effort by researchers at Oxford and Brown Universities, the University of California at San Francisco and

    Reprioritising TB, HIV and NCDs in the era of COVID-19

    2020-10-16 · The programme Stop TB had been working on in SA since 2012 had performed particularly well in 2018/19. However, the lockdown and other factors has led to a drop of 30-40% in TB screening and testing. This will lead to increase in TB incidence next year. “TB screening and prevention needs urgently to be restored to previous levels,” she said.

    TB in the mines: the regional response in Southern Africa

    2014-12-22 · Economic impact of TB in the mining industry and the potentially high return on investments in TB control in the industry. Harmonized TB treatment protocols in the subregion- . Establishment of a funding mechanism mining companies to finance TB-related

    Reprioritising TB, HIV and NCDs in the era of COVID-19

    2020-10-16 · The programme Stop TB had been working on in SA since 2012 had performed particularly well in 2018/19. However, the lockdown and other factors has led to a drop of 30-40% in TB screening and testing. This will lead to increase in TB incidence next year. “TB screening and prevention needs urgently to be restored to previous levels,” she said.

    Mining and Risk of Tuberculosis in Sub-Saharan Africa

    2011-9-20 · Objectives. We estimated the relationship between mining and tuberculosis (TB) among countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Methods. We used multivariate regression to estimate the contribution of mining activity to TB incidence, prevalence, and mortality, as well as rates of TB among people living with HIV, with control for economic, health system, and population confounders.

    Grant to Fight TB in Southern Africa’s Mining Sector

    2016-2-6 · Tuberculosis (TB) is a significant problem within the Southern African mining industry. In South Africa alone, TB rates within the gold mining workforce are estimated at 2,500-3,000 cases per

    Implementation of the SADC Declaration on TB and

    2015-3-9 · The mining industry in South Africa is heavily dependent on migrant workers from surrounding countries. Men travelling to work in the mines are at the greatest risk of getting tB and mining: a political issue with personal impact Minister Benedict Xaba, Ministry of Health, Swaziland the drive for change: the build-up to the SAdC decla-

    Mining Driving TB Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa

    2010-6-1 · The study of sub-Saharan African mining and TB was a joint effort by researchers at Oxford and Brown Universities, the University of California at San Francisco and

    African mining may be driving TB epidemic: study

    Mining drives spread of TB in Africa, says new report. Mail and Guardian Zambia. 2 June 2010. Mining operations in Africa could be driving the whole continent's tuberculosis epidemic, a new Oxford-led study has found. Released on Tuesday evening, the study suggests that mining in sub-Saharan Africa is spreading the disease.

    King blames mining industry for spread of TB

    2018-3-23 · Durban King Goodwill Zwelithini on Thursday blamed the mining industry for contributing to the spread of tuberculosis (TB) in KwaZulu-Natal.

    Migration & Tuberculosis: A Pressing Issue

    2015-4-24 · targeted active TB detection, treatment and occupational health measures would cost US$ 570 million a third less. The underlying social and structural determinants of this largely disproportionate TB burden in the mining industry lies outside the traditional health sector, and

    ICMM & Good Practice Guidance on HIV/AIDS, TB

    The mining industry can play a key role in tackling these three diseases. However, mining can result in significant in-migration to the project area, with the resultant development of informal housing and/or overcrowding (key factors in the spread of TB); exposure of workers to dust that contains silica (in the case of TB); an increase in