Items tagged with Correctional facilities

Dudley Lee, who successfully sued government, has died (post with simple image)

OBITUARY Dudley Lee died at the age of 68 on 21 May in Victoria Hospital. He successfully sued the Minister of Correctional Services because he became ill with tuberculosis (TB) while awaiting trial in Pollsmoor prison.

Opinion: TB behind bars (post with simple image)

Despite court-mandated moves by government to stem the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, a recent Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) investigation has found just eight doctors serve the Department of Correctional Services.

South Africa: Thousands of prisoners may have undiagnosed TB (post with simple image)

TAC and Section27 have delivered the second of two civil society memorandums at the South African TB Conference: "A prison sentence should not be a death sentence: We need a serious, urgent, public and monitored plan to stop TB in prisons".

SA mine TB rate highest in world (post with simple image)

Parliament - For every worker who dies each year as a result of an accident on a South African mine, nine more die of tuberculosis, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday.

Outdated approaches fuelling TB in Russia, say NGOs (post with simple image)

TB is a major health threat in Russia, where it is the leading infectious disease killer. The country has the highest rates of MDR-TB and XDR-TB in Europe and the third highest in the world. It also has the 11th highest burden of all TB in the world.

In the footsteps of Dudley Lee: prisoners to sue government (post with simple image)

Several prisoners intend suing the Department of Justice and Correctional Services because they contracted tuberculosis (TB) in prison.

South Africa: Pledge to turn tide in the war on TB (post with simple image)

Every prisoner in the country will be screened for tuberculosis from next month. If inmates test positive, their families will be tracked and also tested for the disease.

Azerbaijan brings quality tuberculosis care to prisons (post with simple image)

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major health problem in many of the world’s prisons: infection rates can be more than 10 times higher than in the general population. Frequently overcrowded and poorly ventilated, many prisons lack early detection and sound treatment programmes to combat the disease – even though many prisoners come from population groups that are already at high risk of TB infection and disease, such as people who inject drugs or are homeless.

Misery, tuberculosis in prisons of war-torn east Ukraine (post with simple image)

ZHDANIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The colony of cats living on the grounds of the Zhdanivka penitentiary disappeared when battles in east Ukraine peaked. Talk in the prison is that inmates ate them when food deliveries stopped.

South Africa: Unlikely perk of prison life: Free, speedy TB treatment (post with simple image)

Zuphe Ngwada’s eyes follow the movement of his shoes as they sway back and forth beneath him. Sitting on a bench, hands firmly gripping the metal frame on either side of his lap, Ngwada (21) stares at his sneakers as they disappear underneath the wooden planks only to jut out in front of him seconds later.

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