Traditional and Western healers team up to treat patients with HIV and tuberculosis because many people consult more than one health system.
South African jails are making notable strides in screening for, and curing, tuberculosis.
South Africa lost nearly 100 000 people to TB last year – three-quarters of whom were HIV-positive. Reducing the burden will benefit the economy.
The global TB rate has been falling by 1.5% per year – far slower than the 10% yearly declines needed to end TB within twenty years.
Healthy lungs don’t mean you’re off the hook: tuberculosis can take root anywhere in the body.