Published On: 30 May 2024

The 8th South African TB Conference is scheduled to take place from June 3-7 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban. This conference provides an essential forum for discussing tuberculosis (TB) control and related challenges.

THINK will be represented by Masingita Lambane, who heads the Strategic Partnerships and Community Systems. Masingita will be present in various parallel discussions and cover the following topics:

  1. Unlocking Health Beyond TB: The Transformative Impact of Mobile Digital Chest X-ray Units as an entry in Initiating Holistic Diagnosis.
  2. Care and School-Based Contact Tracing: Addressing Tuberculosis (TB) in a community.

Dr. Louisa Dunn, a technical expert for the previously funded USAID TB-LON Project, will be presenting on the following topics:

  1. Digital Chest X-Ray (dCXR) Screening for TB: Sputum positivity based on dCXR Artificial Intelligence Reports, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  2. Implementation of a Centralised TB Linkage to Care Model, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  3. Comparison of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (DR-TB) Mortality File Reviews between 2020 and 2021/22 in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

The 8th TB Conference’s adopted theme for 2024 is Accelerating Progress to End TB, which aligns with the WHO’s End TB Strategy and the National Development Plan (NDP) 2030 milestones.

The fight against TB continues, and the conference’s Accelerating Progress To End TB theme underscores the collective effort needed to overcome the remaining challenges and achieve the milestones the End TB Strategy set forth. Let us keep climbing those hills together!