Poverty has long been recognized as one of the factors predisposing people to TB (Lancet 2005) and, in South Africa, many patients with TB live in poor conditions. In order to ameliorate these conditions, a few initiatives to support patients with TB have been made in KwaZulu-Natal. To date, support for TB patients has been provided in the form of free treatment at government hospitals and clinics (Department of Health 2001), and nutritional supplementation and social grants (Department of Social Development 2006)1.
This area has had a lot of confusion and misinformation. HST adheres to the position that nutritional products and diets are not a substitute for treatment.
SA Partners seeks an executive director to manage the implementation and development of the Ibhayi Living Centre.