oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - The Centre for Tuberculosis : from reference laboratory to public health institution : editorial
Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be one of the biggest public health challenges of our time, and as epidemiology of the disease evolves in an era of high HIV prevalence in South Africa, so must the response. With exciting developments in diagnostics, treatment options and vaccine candidates at various stages of development, South Africa needs a centre that can synthesise all these options and advise government on preventing TB transmission and caring for those infected. The new Centre for Tuberculosis (CTB) of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) is well placed to provide this service for the South African government and people.
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