Depression and anxiety are common amongst TB patients and a UCT study says counselling is needed to keep sufferers on treatment.
Depression and anxiety are common amongst TB patients and a UCT study says counselling is needed to keep sufferers on treatment.

About 80% of people have the TB germ inside their bodies, but that doesn’t mean they will all develop the disease.

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Mia Malan is Bhekisisa's editor-in-chief and executive director. Under her leadership, Bhekisisa’s online readership increased 30 fold and its donor funding eightfold between 2013 and 2019. Malan has won more than 20 African journalism awards for her work and is a former fellow of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University.

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Dylan Bush is Bhekisisa's production and multimedia manager.