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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? ImpoverishmentPoor nutritionOvercrowded dwellingsExisting high TB prevalenceLack of education on the matterWhat 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 palliative care for those who are terminally ill a…