S. African deputy president reaffirms determination to end TB by 2030 – Xinhua

CAPE TOWN, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) — Deputy President David Mabuza on Friday reaffirmed the government’s determination to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030.

South Africa will work with other countries and global partners to achieve this goal by 2030 in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, said Mabuza, who is also Chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC).

The SANAC is charged with coordinating South Africa’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, bringing together stakeholders from government, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, civil society, activists, health workers as well as religious and community leaders.

“In order to defeat the scourge of TB, it is of paramount importance that we provide leadership and work together to accelerate our national and…

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