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Tb In The Mining Industry

Sep 01, 2016 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

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  • GOAL TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF TB, HIV, OLDS AND

    GOAL TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF TB, HIV, OLDS AND

    since the link between gold mining and TB was discovered. The industry thus has vast experience in the management and control of the disease. For more than 35 years, the organisation and its members have also been addressing the HIV/AIDS challenge in South Africa and

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  • NUM to help fight TB in the mining industry - News

    NUM to help fight TB in the mining industry - News

    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

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  • Mining industry in Africa is making TB epidemic worse

    Mining industry in Africa is making TB epidemic worse

    Jun 02, 2010 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

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  • How the mining industry is dealing with the fight against TB

    How the mining industry is dealing with the fight against TB

    Sep 21, 2018 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

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  • Report on Silicosis and Tuberculosis among Mine-Workers

    Report on Silicosis and Tuberculosis among Mine-Workers

    This is the final report of the authors, on a subject of very great importance not only to the mining industry [which is subsidiary] but also to the health and welfare of those Africans who seek work on the mines, and to their dependants [which is a more important aspect of the matter than any economic consideration]. The first (interim) report of the same work was published in 1941, and was

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  • of the Mine Health and Safety Act. 1996 (Act No. 29 of

    of the Mine Health and Safety Act. 1996 (Act No. 29 of

    A MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL PROGRAMME FOR TUBERCULOSIS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINING INDUSTRY 3 PART A: THE GUIDANCE NOTE 1. FOREWORD 1.1 This Guidance Note has been produced to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of TB in the South African mining industry. It is intended as a supplement to the NTBMG issued by the NDOH

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  • Gold miners with work-related TB neglected for too long

    Gold miners with work-related TB neglected for too long

    Nov 14, 2013 TB is linked with a deadly silicosis epidemic hidden for decades in rural South Africa. Gold mining firms must make amends, says Jaine Roberts.. Across the rural Eastern Cape province in South Africa, up to half of men admitted to hospital with tuberculosis (TB) are former gold miners. This should not be surprising: the incidence of TB among miners is 2,000 cases per 100,000, four times the

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  • GUIDANCE NOTE FOR A MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL PROGRAMME FOR

    GUIDANCE NOTE FOR A MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL PROGRAMME FOR

    Jul 27, 2021 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 August

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  • Former mine workers and dependents can now register

    Former mine workers and dependents can now register

    Occupational Health Process in the South African Mining Industry Former mine workers and dependents can now register interest in historic silicosis/TB settlement - Occupational Health Process in the South African Mining Industry

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  • Leading Practices in TB Control in the South African

    Leading Practices in TB Control in the South African

    TB in the mining sector Mine Visits and Discussions Extensive survey of current TB control practices in the mining industry Methodology. Weighing the practice against the selected criteria TB Leading Practices Identification and Selection

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  • Stop TB Partnership | Southern African heads of state join

    Stop TB Partnership | Southern African heads of state join

    Because the mining industry in South Africa is heavily dependent on migrant workers from surrounding countries - particularly Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland - the mines serve as a wellspring for infection. Each migrant worker who returns home with TB spreads the disease to an estimated 10 to 15 people in his community

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

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

    May 26, 2015 Zanele Zungu, 43, who has HIV and TB, collects her medication from Hlabisa hospital, in northern KwaZulu-Natal. ... invests in the mining industry. “I would like

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  • Careers In Mining | Minerals Education Coalition

    Careers In Mining | Minerals Education Coalition

    Mining professionals talk about their careers, why they love mining and the opportunities in the mining industry. Presented by the Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Young Professionals Committee. Mining Answers [12:08]

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  • Tuberculosis in the mining industry. - CAB Direct

    Tuberculosis in the mining industry. - CAB Direct

    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

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  • The Southern Africa TB in the Mining Sector Initiative

    The Southern Africa TB in the Mining Sector Initiative

    Feb 13, 2017 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 population

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  • Tuberculosis Must Fall: Reducing the Rapid Transmission of

    Tuberculosis Must Fall: Reducing the Rapid Transmission of

    Apr 18, 2019 The high incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the mining sector has been an invisible crisis that has eroded economic development in the Southern African region. Collaboration between the World Bank and Southern African governments culminated in the signing of the Southern Africa Development Community Declaration on Tuberculosis in the Mining Sector by 15 Heads of State, a landmark

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