Items tagged with Mining sector
Underground epidemic: the tuberculosis crisis in South Africa's gold mines (post with simple image)
Of the 2.3 million new cases of TB reported in Africa last year, almost a third were connected to mining in sub-Saharan Africa. According to research, one mine worker with active TB can spread the disease to between 10 and 15 other people.
Mining is fueling a global TB epidemic (post with simple image)
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Southern African countries commit to address TB in the mining sector (post with simple image)
Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Namibia agreed to go towards a regional harmonization approach in addressing tuberculosis in mining.
Documents: SADC on TB integration, cross-border referrals (post with simple image)
Released at a March regional meeting on tuberculosis in southern Africa's mines, these documents cover TB treatment harmonization, compensation and the economic benefits of regular TB screening of mining communities.
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.
Dust, TB and HIV: the ugly face of mining in South Africa (post with simple image)
The Wellcome Trust and Gates Foundation fund health centres in the country, but remain invested in fossil fuel companies whose mining operations, it is claimed, have a profound impact on the health of local communities
Silicosis: miners win case for class certification (post with simple image)
The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has certified the first class action in South African history for sick workers, allowing gold miners suffering from silicosis and tuberculosis to proceed with their claims against 30 gold producers. Obstacles remain before sick miners receive compensation but this is an important victory for them.
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