19,310 people died of Tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa in 2010. In Canada, 156 people died. (2010 Global Burden of Disease)
Amref Health Africa in Canada worked with Traditional Healers, the primary health care professionals used by 80 per cent of South Africans, to improve detection and treatment of TB, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.
Nompumelelo Mthembu is a Traditional Health Practitioner in South Africa. Amref Health Africa works with Traditional Health Practitioners like Nompumelelo to tackle HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and improve health care for pregnant women and newborns. Read more
As Africa’s leading health development organization working with vulnerable and under-served communities, AMREF joins the global TB Partnership in calling for increased efforts to reach the three million missed cases. Read more