South Africa Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has no patience for people who abuse their health and expect the government to fix things.
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September 24, 2014 Health Minister Aaron Motsolaedi faced an HIV/AIDS crisis when he took office in 2009. He's made great progress on that front. His new campaign: Convincing South Africans to live healthier lives.
Nokubheka, 12, had to move away from her family and into a hospital for treatment against drug-resistant tuberculosis.
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March 26, 2014 PBS traveled to the epicenter of a terrifying epidemic. We're chatting with the film's maker to learn how the world can stop drug-resistant tuberculosis.
March 25, 2014 PBS's Frontline travels to the epicenter of a rising epidemic: drug-resistant tuberculosis that's costly and tough to treat. Join us for a live Twitter chat tonight during the film's premiere.
Oxana and Pavel Rucsineanu fell in love while living at a tuberculosis ward in Balti, Moldova.
March 19, 2014 When doctors ran out of treatment options for her dying husband, Oxana Rucsineanu took matters into her own hands. The costly new drug she got for him has menacing side effects, but it might save him.
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The skin test for tuberculosis sparks an itchy welt in people who have been exposed to the bacillus.
April 25, 2013 Problems at a Canadian factory have caused a shortage of tuberculosis tests in the U.S. Some hospitals and health departments around the country are deferring routing TB testing as a result.
March 10, 2010 The 'Fully Sick Rapper,' Christiaan Van Vuuren, has been in quarantine with TB since December, but he's making the most of it.
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