tb in the mining industry

Tuberculosis in the mines of Zambia: A case for ...

2016-9-1 · The mining industry is the main contributor to the country''s gross national product, although it is associated with public health challenges, with TB in the mines being among the occupational health diseases having a negative economic impact and threatening to delay the control of TB in the country.

Developing Strategic Alliances: Engaging the Mining ...

2020-6-15 · Abstract: Stresses that the Southern Africa TB in the Mining Sector Initiative reflects the significant commitment of mining companies, governments, civil society, and mineworkers to bridging divides and achieving consensus on a plan to improve occupational health and safety in an industry that remains hazardous.

TB Online

2013-7-16 · OTTAWA—Accidents and violence get most of the attention, but the deadliest threat to workers in the South African mining industry is tuberculosis, says the minister of health leading new efforts to combat the infectious disease. "When miners die in accidents, it''s emotional and people get angry . . . but the biggest killer is not mining ...

Occupational lung disease in the South African mining ...

2012-12-18 · TB in people with HIV;34–36 the spread of TB in the mining environ-ment;37–41 and TB case finding.42–44 Studies have evaluated clinical management,45–47 and delayed, missed, or inaccurate diagnosis of TB in life28,48 that have added to TB transmission. Drug resistance37,49,50 and recurrence of TB41,51–53 have also complicated control ...

The crisis of tuberculosis and silicosis in the South ...

2013-6-6 · TB in Southern Africa, making it a public health issue • 10% increase in mining production 1% increase in TB incidence (23 000 cases)1. • .."mining not only increases the hazards of T among directly exposed individual miners but significantly increases the risks of TB spread to the general community in sub-Saharan African countries".1

GUIDANCE NOTE FOR A MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL …

2021-8-11 · GUIDANCE NOTE FOR A MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL PROGRAMME FOR TUBERCULOSIS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINING INDUSTRY . Title: Guidance note for a management and control programme for tuberculosis in the South African mining industry Government Gazette Notice: GN 851 in GG 41839 of 17 August 2018 Commencing date: 17 …

Tuberculosis in the mines of Zambia: A case for intervention …

Tuberculosis in the mines of Zambia: A case for ...

King blames mining industry for spread of TB

2018-3-23 · Durban - King Goodwill Zwelithini on Thursday blamed the mining industry for contributing to the spread of tuberculosis (TB) in KwaZulu-Natal. The king also warned people to stop smoking and fight ...

Tuberculosis in the workplace TST and IGRA

The United Nations has recognised tuberculosis (TB) as a global health issue. Principle at risk worker groups for TB are those working with silica dust and in healthcare. Both occupational risk groups are foci for the UNs initiatives. Organisations (such as mining companies) can become endorsers of the UNs initiative.

TB in the Mining Sector in Southern Africa

2017-9-20 · Tuberculosis in the Mining Sector in Southern Africa (TIMS) is a programme that was initiated to create a regionally coordinated response to TB and related illnesses affecting mineworkers, ex -mineworkers, their families and communities in Southern Africa. The Southern African Development Community

490 Tb treatment outcomes in mine health facilities south ...

In support of this HIV and TB strategy the South African mining industry has pledged to implement and set a similar ambitious HIV and TB strategy of ''90–90–09'' for itself.

Southern Africa Tackles Tuberculosis in the Mining Industry

2014-11-3 · JOHANNESBURG, March 24, 2014 — In a move to tackle the century-old TB scourge among mineworkers, the governments of Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, and Swaziland will meet with mining industry, union representatives, development partners and other stakeholders, at a Ministerial Meeting on March 25, 2014, in Johannesburg, South Africa, to …

Tuberculosis in the mining industry.

This paper describes an investigation into tuberculosis in the mining industry in South Africa. An Orange Free State gold mine, a Western Transvaal gold mine, and one colliery were included in the survey in which 1503 men took part. The percentage of tuberculin-negative employees, the existence of undetected carriers in the compounds, the efficacy of the X-ray screening system, …

Mining industry in Africa is making TB epidemic worse ...

2010-6-2 · The mining industry may be creating the conditions for around 750,000 TB infections every year in Africa, the researchers estimate, and is probably the second biggest driver of expanding TB epidemics after HIV infection across the continent. Overall, around 2.3 million new TB cases occurred in sub-Saharan Africa in 2005.

South African Mining Industry Recognizes its Key Role in ...

2010-10-12 · South African Mining Industry Recognizes its Key Role in TB/HIV Fight. October 12, 2010. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — You may think that the title says it all, "The Global Business Coalition Conference on TB, HIV/TB Co-infection and Global Fund Partnership," but there''s more. Tuesday''s first session, "Lesson''s From the Mining ...

TUBERCULOSIS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINING …

2020-5-13 · mining industry. An article in the American Journal of Public Health, drawing on the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health, concludes: "Key structural determinants of TB epidemiology include global socio-economic inequalities, high levels of population mobility, and rapid urbanisation and population growth.

END the TB EPIDEMIC in Southern Africa''s gold mining …

2021-9-9 · Every 15 seconds someone dies from Tuberculosis. The epicentre of the epidemic is within the gold mining industry of Southern Africa where rates of infection are 28 times a declared public health emergency by the WHO. In many cases, mine workers who contract TB are sent back to their communities with no continuation of care or means for treatment and will on …

How the mining industry is dealing with the fight against TB

2018-9-21 · The South African mining industry faces not only these challenges, but also the mining-specific challenge of exposure to silica dust, which is known to be associated with individuals contracting TB. Silica dust exposure is a declining problem as dust prevention and control methods become ever more precise and effective.

Zero infections, death, stigma and discrimination from TB ...

2018-6-17 · TB Disease Burden in the South African Mining Industry. TB incidence in the mining industry has increased exponentially with HIV every year. In 2008, the incidence of TB in the mining industry was 948 per 100 000, and estimated to be 3000 – 7000/100 000 in the gold mining …

TB in the Southern African mining sector and across the ...

2014-12-22 · • In 2010/11, 11% of S.A. gold mining sector''s miners were infected with TB compared to an industry average of 5% •Also, 0.72% miners were infected with silicosis compared to an industry average of 0.31% • And yet, gold mines have limited TB …

What is the Mining Industry HIV/AIDS and TB Advisory ...

To identify policy gaps in TB & HIV/AIDS for the mining sector; and To recommend appropriate TB & HIV/AIDS policies and regulatory framework or amendments to the MHSC on an annual basis. answered Dec 1, 2019 by ♦ MathsGee Diamond ( 79,346 points)

NATIONAL UNION OF MINEWORKERS `S INPUT ON …

2011-8-18 · TB has overtaken silicosis in terms of the number of cases reported. This is in line with the national picture with regards TB infection. The mining industry has appeared to be the hardest hit considering the many risk factors encountered in the mining industry, such as silicosis, age and HIV co-infection and living conditions, amongst others. The

Declaration on tuberculosis in the mining sector ...

2014-12-22 · Created Date: 8/27/2012 11:48:22 AM

Tackling TB and HIV/AIDS in mining

2021-9-1 · Government, labour and business unite to reduce TB in mining. The depar tments of Health and of Mineral Resources, the four primary mining unions - Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Solidarity, UASA – and the Chamber of Mines have launched a major tuberculosis (TB) screening campaign in South Africa''s mining …

Tuberculosis in the mining industry.

1. Proc Mine Med Off Assoc. 1968 May-Aug;48(401):8-19. Tuberculosis in the mining industry. Laing JG. PMID: 5729755 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

NUM to help fight TB in the mining industry

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) fully support the Regional Ministerial Meeting on harmonizing the response to TB in the Mining Industry in South Africa which is convened by our government and supported by the World Bank, the Stop TB Parnership, and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Digital radiological surveillance of silicosis and related ...

industry are silicosis and pulmonary tuberculosis. Both occur at high rates as a result of exposure to respirable silica with its known association with tuberculosis,2 as well as high tuberculosis infection rates in congregate set-tings and high prevalences of HIV infection.3,4 The Witwatersrand gold mining industry was one of the first to ...

The role of mining in the spread of TB in Africa: policy ...

2019-2-22 · The role of mining in the spread of TB in Africa: policy implications Expert Rev. Anti Infect. Ther. ... of HIV in the industry, with obvious benefits for TB transmission as well [103]. Mining companies can and must do more to improve the living conditions of their workers.

The Southern Africa TB in the Mining Sector Initiative

2021-9-15 · Tuberculosis (TB) is a significant problem in the mining industry in Southern Africa. In South Africa alone, TB rates within the mining workforce are estimated at 2,500-3,000 cases per 100,000 individuals. This incidence is 10 times the WHO threshold for a health emergency, and is also nearly three times the incidence rate in the general ...

490 Tb treatment outcomes in mine health facilities south ...

Introduction The mining industry in South Africa is home to mine workers, a key population in the fight against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB). Following the UNAIDS inspired and bold HIV strategy of ''90–90–90'', the South African Ministry of Health announced its plans to emulate a similar HIV and TB strategy for the period 2015 – 2018.

Dust, TB and HIV: the ugly face of mining in South Africa ...

2015-5-27 · Dust, TB and HIV: the ugly face of mining in South Africa Zululand Anthracite Colliery is owned by Rio Tinto, a mining company invested in by the Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust ...

Towards a Big Data Framework for the Prevention and ...

2014-1-1 · The mining industry has a higher risk of tuberculosis due to factors such as silica dust, crowded living conditions and HIV/AIDS infection [3]. In South Africa, historically the tuberculosis incidence rates in the gold mines have been always higher than the national average [2].