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Unite to end TB

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Each year, we recognise World TB Day on March 24, this day  is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic. World TB Day 2017 theme is  "Unite to end TB" This day is very close to Thembalitsha's heart, as one of our healthcare projects ThembaCare Grabouw assists and treats TB infected patients in the community of Grabouw. So when World TB Day comes around, we jump at the opportunity to spread awareness and  unite to end TB ! The Western Cape has one of the highest TB infection rates in the world. WHY? Impoverishment Poor nutrition Overcrowded dwellings Existing high TB prevalence Lack of education on the matter What is ThembaCare Grabouw doing about this? Over 4400 people have been screened for non-communicable diseases since July 2016. ThembaCare continues to perform their  home-based care service in Grabouw to the vulnerable and ill. They also have a  7-bed hospice which is designed to provide quality p