In 2016, TB incidence in the South African mining industry was 900 cases per 100 000 of the workforce, down from 1 200 cases per 100 000 in 2013. This is still higher than South Africa's general TB incidence rate which was 781 cases per 100 000 people in 2016.
Given the prevalence of TB in the mining industry, mining companies have a responsibility to tackle this epidemic, as they do with HIV, and to improve the health of local communities. As part of our duty of care at Anglo American, we deploy active case management and TB awareness campaigns at our Platinum operations in South Africa, as part of ...
On 17 August 2018, the Acting Chief Inspector of Mines under the auspices of the Department of Mineral Resources ("DMR") issued a guidance note for the management and control programme for TB in the South African mining industry.
Mining in Africa is spreading TB, study suggests ... greater mining production and a rise in tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa. ... estimate that the mining industry in Africa may be implicated ...
Industry Regulations. Health and Safety. 8 Why is TB in the mining sector a complex problem? Ministries of Health. Ministries of Health. Ministries of Labour. DMR. DMR. Mining is private sector driven and requires industry involvement. Managing a disease that cuts across borders and requires action and commitment from multiple governments
Abstract : 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 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 ...
TB in the SA mining industry: Overview. Turning The Tide On The Southern African TB/HIV Epidemic: Lessons From The Mining Industry 12 th October 2010 Prof Gavin J. Churchyard.
The mining sector is the industry most affected by the epidemics of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Southern Africa . The existence of very high risks HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in the mining ...
Anglo American and the fight against HIV and TB in South Africa Share As an industry with inherent health and safety threats, there is both a corporate responsibility and social duty for mining companies to look after employees and their families.
mining industry Prof. Rodney Ehrlich Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research, ... awareness among SADC ministries of the impact of mining on TB in the affected countries. The crisis of tuberculosis and silicosis in the South African mining industry 1. Current epidemiology of pulmonary TB …
National incidence rate of TB. The latest incidence figures are those for 2015. The TB incidence rate is the proportion of new TB cases per 100,000 population over a year. In South Africa the national TB incidence rate reached its peak in 2009 at 832 per 100,000, and has since declined.
Tuberculosis and Mining The Need to Prioritize R&D The Economic Impact of TB on the Mining Industry and Southern African Economies Mineral mining is a major contributor to economic growth in Southern Africa, playing a vital role in job creation in the region and comprising up to 25 percent of GDP in some countries.1 In a
The failure to control tuberculosis in the mining industry must be a matter for grave concern. –Leon Commission Report, 1996. A Meteoric Shower of Facts "The results also show the very high prevalence of ... TB, Mines and Tuberculosis in Southern Africa Author. Created Date:
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.
on TB in the Mining Sector. The meeting brought together high-level ofﬁ cials from SADC's 15 Member States with the mining industry, employee organisations, civil society, academics, and development partners to critically reﬂ ect on these challenges, agree on recommendations for addressing TB in
Objectives. We estimated the relationship between mining and tuberculosis (TB) among countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Methods. We used multivariate regression to estimate the contribution of mining activity to TB incidence, prevalence, and mortality, as well as rates of TB among people living with HIV, with control for economic, health system, and population confounders.
• 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 & HIV services (only 56%
This is the information portal for the TB in the Mining Sector in Southern Africa (TIMS) grant. ... The mining industry is also growing as most countries in the region discover minerals and there is also a huge body of in-country mineworkers. The industry comprises of large scale mining managed by large international mining houses and artisanal ...
World Socialist Web Site ... Silicosis rampant in South Africa's mines ... the gold mining industry may have the highest incidence of tuberculosis in the world, with prevalence ranging from ...
Following the adoption of targets and recommendations on TB and HIV by the sector in 2011, the Department of Mineral Resources spearheaded the compilation of a national report on TB and HIV/AIDS in the mining industry. In 2013, the Chief Inspector of Mines issued an instruction for mines to complete the DMR 164, a reporting template for TB and HIV.
Addressing TB in the Mines: A Multi - Sector Approach in Practice Regional Dialogue: Portability of Social Benefits for ... requires industry involvement. Managing a disease that cuts across ... TB in mining sector of Southern Africa: Concept note design. Reduced burden of HIV/TB in mining …
Mines and Tuberculosis in Southern Africa Paula Akugizibwe AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) SA AIDS Conference, April 1 2009. ... The failure to control tuberculosis in the mining industry must be a matter for grave concern. –Leon Commission Report, 1996.
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.
The industry employs over one million people and accounts for 18% of South Africa's GDP. "The mining industry, in particular gold and platinum, has some of the highest rates of TB in the world, if not the highest," says Aeras vice president of external affairs Kari Stoever.
Treatment success rates steadily improved and there were intensified efforts in providing services for high risk populations in correctional facilities, the mining industry and people in informal settlements. However an estimated 150,000 TB cases remained undiagnosed and it was also said by the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) that:
Tuberculosis and Mining The Need to Prioritize R&D The Economic Impact of TB on the Mining Industry and Southern African Economies Mineral mining is a major contributor to economic growth in Southern Africa, playing a vital role in job creation in the region