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TB’s Grip on the Mining Community

Mar 20, 2017· This puts those close to them, like their families, at risk of contracting TB when they return home. The lack of timely diagnoses, as well as adequate and complete treatment for those sick with TB, has created a perfect storm for the development and transmission of drug-resistant TB in mines and mining communities in southern Africa.

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Tuberculosis Must Fall: Reducing the Rapid Transmission of

Apr 18, 2019· While the size and labor intensity of the mining industry has created job opportunities in the region, the sector has long been associated with a high prevalence of TB and HIV/AIDS among migrant mineworkers and ex-mineworkers across national borders, ultimately resulting in a larger disease burden and the loss to follow-up of patients who

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The Southern Africa TB in the Mining Sector Initiative

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

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TB In the Mining Sector

“Tuberculosis is an infectious disease and miners are at higher risk of getting TB due to the type of environment they are working in, due to dust (silica) they are inhaling, overcrowdedness, poor ventilation and migration” The TB in the Mining Sector in Southern Africa Programme (TIMS) was initiated as a coordinated response to the issue

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Stop TB Partnership TB and Mining

TB and Mining TB and Mining Summit. The South Africa government, in partnership with the World Bank, SADC, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Stop TB Partnership, is hosting a TB and Mining Summit on March 25th. Background: Mine workers in South Africa currently have the highest rate of TB in the world. One-third

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Tuberculosis in the mines of Zambia: A case for

Sep 01, 2016· The mining industry is the main contributor to the country's gross national product, although it is associated with public health challenges, with TB in the mines being among the occupational health diseases having a negative economic impact and threatening to delay the control of TB in the country.

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THE MINING SECTOR, TUBERCULOSIS AND MIGRANT

in the mining sector on the management of TB and HIV, the gold mining industry in SA has a rising incidence rate of TB that is up to ten times the national incidence rate5. Many of the miners or former miners enrolled in the Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (DR TB) treatment programme in

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THE USAID TB PROGRAM’S ROLE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST TB

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

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TUBERCULOSIS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINING INDUSTRY

programme established in response to the high rates of TB and HIV in the mining industry. Masoyise iTB, meaning, “let’s beat TB”, includes representatives from various trade unions, government and other organisations, all of which worked closely to achieve the project’s goals. 84 90 90 100 90.3 4,639 4,468 4,452 2,838 3,070 3,255 3,460

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TB in the Southern African mining sector and across the

• In 2010/11, 11% of S.A. gold mining sector’s miners were infected with TB compared to an industry average of 5% •Also, 0.72% miners were infected with silicosis compared to an industry average of 0.31% • And yet, gold mines have limited TB & HIV services (only 56%

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Tuberculosis in the mining industry.

1. Proc Mine Med Off Assoc. 1968 May-Aug;48(401):8-19. Tuberculosis in the mining industry. Laing JG. PMID: 5729755 [PubMed indexed for MEDLINE]

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Tackling TB and HIV/AIDS in mining Minerals Council

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.

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Tuberculosis in the mining industry. CAB Direct

This paper describes an investigation into tuberculosis in the mining industry in South Africa. An Orange Free State gold mine, a Western Transvaal gold mine, and one colliery were included in the survey in which 1503 men took part. The percentage of tuberculin-negative employees, the existence of undetected carriers in the compounds, the efficacy of the X-ray screening system, environmental...

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NATIONAL UNION OF MINEWORKERS `S INPUT ON

TB has overtaken silicosis in terms of the number of cases reported. This is in line with the national picture with regards TB infection. The mining industry has appeared to be the hardest hit considering the many risk factors encountered in the mining industry, such as silicosis, age and HIV co-infection and living conditions, amongst others. The

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Migration & Tuberculosis: A Pressing Issue

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 it can only be addressed through

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END the TB EPIDEMIC in Southern Africa’s gold mining industry!

Every 15 seconds someone dies from Tuberculosis. The epicentre of the epidemic is within the gold mining industry of Southern Africa where rates of infection are 28 times a declared public health emergency by the WHO. In many cases, mine workers who contract TB are sent back to their communities with no continuation of care or means for treatment and will on average infect between

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Gold miners with work-related TB neglected for too long

TB is linked with a deadly silicosis epidemic hidden for decades in rural South Africa. Gold mining firms must make amends, says Jaine Roberts.. Across the rural Eastern Cape province in South Africa, up to half of men admitted to hospital with tuberculosis (TB) are former gold miners. This should not be surprising: the incidence of TB among miners is 2,000 cases per 100,000, four times the

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Guidence for Management of TB in South African Mining Industry

Sep 19, 2018· The DMR recognizes that whilst TB management falls within the realm of the NDOH, the mining industry has played a pivotal role in addressing TB and actively supporting its management. This guidance note is aimed at ensuring that the implementation of inferior practices in current TB management programmes are prevented and mining houses are not

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