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Reporting TB research effectively can challenge stigma

07/21/2011 | Panos London

This case study describes how media coverage of tuberculosis in Zambia benefited from better working relationships between journalists and health researchers. In it the Relay programme recommends ways for research organisations and journalists to overcome their professional differences in order to counteract stigma and to improve the quality of health reporting in developing countries.

Reporting health research

07/19/2011 | Tania

This case study shares recommendations and details the lessons learned during a communications project to improve media reporting on tuberculosis (TB) in Zambia.

Reporting TB research in Zambia

01/20/2011 | Panos London

RELAY worked with TARGETS Research Consortium on TB to improve research informed media coverage and debate on the issue. The project included: A literature review and media on reporting TB, Sorting fact from fiction: Improving media reporting on TB, September 2008. Alongside three print and three radio featuers no TB issues and research. A two-day…

Macho culture fuels spread of TB in prisons

05/10/2010 | Tania Ghosh

Macho culture in South American prisons is helping to fuel the spread of tuberculosis (TB) among male inmates, according to researchers. A new study suggests that male inmates are reluctant to tell their cellmates they are ill and fail to seek medical attention in case they appear weak.

Poverty and migration fuel multidrug-resistant TB in Mexico

04/07/2009 | Antimio Cruz

In the towns along the Mexico–USA border the TB prevalence rate is almost twice that of the Mexican national average because of moving populations, overcrowded conditions, non-adherence to treatment and stigma.

Tackling drug-resistant TB through community care

04/07/2009 | Anso Thom

In Khayelitsha, South Africa, people are involved in a groundbreaking project on treating drug-resistant patients in the community rather than hospital.

South Africa: HIV, we are all affected

11/25/2008 | Panos London

This five minute interview explores how HIV continues to affect families in South Africa. Abigail Ntleko, a nursing sister has spent much of her adult life caring for families with HIV and she has adopted scores of children.

Going hungry in hospital

08/19/2008 | Collins Vumiria

Decent food is vital to aid recovery from TB. In Uganda, the end of a vital nutritional programme means tough times lie ahead for those fighting the illness.

Families beat TB together

08/19/2008 | Arnold Tutu

Zambia is trying to prevent TB from spreading by focusing on the home. Health professionals visit patients at home, offering support and counselling to other family members.

Lethal TB: how hospitals can cut infection

08/18/2008 | Taurai Maduna

A South African doctor who witnessed the world's biggest XDR TB outbreak says ill-equipped hospitals means many patients are better off at home.

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