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Southern Africa Tackles TB in the Mining Sector

 · Southern Africa Tackles TB in the Mining Sector. JOHANNESBURG, March 25, 2014 - The governments of Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland today signed a framework for the harmonized management of tuberculosis in the mining sector in a move that will help to track, refer and treat infected miners in a standardized manner across these ...

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Guidence for Management of TB in South African Mining Industry

 · The DMR recognizes that whilst TB management falls within the realm of the NDOH, the mining industry has played a pivotal role in addressing TB and actively supporting its management. This guidance note is aimed at ensuring that the implementation of inferior practices in current TB management programmes are prevented and mining houses are not ...

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The TB epidemic spreading through South Africa''s mines

 · TB treatment costs the South African government and mining industry more than $360m per year. 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 ...

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Developing Strategic Alliances: Engaging the Mining ...

Abstract: Stresses that the Southern Africa TB in the Mining Sector Initiative reflects the significant commitment of mining companies, governments, civil society, and mineworkers to bridging divides and achieving consensus on a plan to improve occupational health and safety in an industry …

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Migration & Tuberculosis: A Pressing Issue

The Southern Africa TB in the Mining Sector Initiative

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TB

 · TB - mass killer in mining industry Wednesday 26 March 2014 - 7:27am JOHANNESBURG - Southern Africa is the only region in the world not on track to reach the Millennium Development Goal of halving ...

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The crisis of tuberculosis and silicosis in the South ...

TB in Southern Africa, making it a public health issue • 10% increase in mining production 1% increase in TB incidence (23 000 cases)1. • .."mining not only increases the hazards of T among directly exposed individual miners but significantly increases the risks of TB spread to the general community in sub-Saharan African countries".1

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Towards a Big Data Framework for the prevention and ...

The mining industry has a higher risk of tuberculosis due to factors such as silica dust, crowded living conditions and HIV/AIDS infection [3]. In South Africa, historically the tuberculosis ...

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Migration & Tuberculosis: A Pressing Issue

targeted active TB detection, treatment and occupational health measures would cost US$ 570 million - a third less. The underlying social and structural determinants of this largely disproportionate TB burden in the mining industry lies outside the traditional health sector, and it can only be addressed through

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TUBERCULOSIS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINING INDUSTRY

programme established in response to the high rates of TB and HIV in the mining industry. Masoyise iTB, meaning, "let''s beat TB", includes representatives from various trade unions, government and other organisations, all of which worked closely to achieve the project''s goals. 84 90 90 100 90.3 4,639 4,468 4,452 2,838 3,070 3,255 3,460 ...

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Occupational lung disease in the South African mining ...

 · South African miners face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases. Despite a plethora of research on the mining industry, and the gold mining industry in particular, research impact (including disease surveillance) on policy implementation and occupational health systems performance lags. We describe the gold mining environment, and research on silicosis, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, and ...

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Global Repair and Support Service for the Mining Industry

 · Global Repair and Support Service for the Mining Industry. Equipment used in the mining industries is subject to extreme mechanical stresses: it has to operate in challenging climatic environments, yet has to work reliably with an operational lifespan frequently measured in decades. In many cases, the easy-to-reach resources have already been ...

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Health Effects of Overexposure to Respirable Silica Dust

 · – Pulmonary tuberculosis – Chronic renal disease – Lung cancer (silica classified as a carcinogen) ... • As mining becomes more efficient and production increases, the ... • Initiating research to examine control technologies that can help industry comply with anticipated reductions in dust standards • Compiled two publications that ...

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Those Who Don''t Return: Improving Efforts to Address ...

Despite increasing awareness regarding the role of oscillating migration in the mining industry as a major driving force in the spread of tuberculosis (TB) throughout southern Africa, very little work has focused on the historical and contextual factors which may contribute to former migrant miners'' present-day risk of TB.

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Mining in Africa is spreading TB, study suggests ...

 · Mining for gold, diamonds, and precious minerals is dangerous work, but in sub-Saharan Africa the activity could be driving an entire continent''s tuberculosis epidemic, a new study has found.

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The role of mining in the spread of TB in Africa: policy ...

mining and are driven both by high TB incidence among min-ers as well as transmission from miners to their families and communities. What can be done to curtail the impact of mining on TB spread? Several basic public health practices and policies could be imple-mented that would decrease mining-related TB …

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Tuberculosis in the mining industry.

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 percentage of tuberculin-negative employees, the existence of undetected carriers in the compounds, the efficacy of the X-ray screening system, environmental...

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South African Health Minister Says TB Is Biggest Threat To ...

 · "Accidents and violence get most of the attention, but the deadliest threat to workers in the South African mining industry is tuberculosis, says the minister of health leading new efforts to ...

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[PDF] Pulmonary Diseases In The Mining Industry | Download ...

Tuberculosis Must Fall Book Description : This book presents key activities, promising practices, and lessons learned to date from the World Bank''s Tuberculosis (TB) in the Mining Sector Initiative--an innovative multisectoral, multicountry, public-private regional initiative.

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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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Tuberculosis in the mines of Zambia: A case for ...

 · 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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Tackling TB and HIV/AIDS in mining

Government, labour and business unite to reduce TB in mining. The depar tments of Health and of Mineral Resources, the four primary mining unions - Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Solidarity, UASA – and the Chamber of Mines have launched a major tuberculosis (TB) screening campaign in South Africa''s mining sector.

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[Prevention of tuberculosis in mining areas. The ...

1. Acta Tuberc Pneumol Belg. 1975 Jan-Apr;66(1-2):128-37. [Prevention of tuberculosis in mining areas. The experience of the Nord and the Pas-de-Calais basin (author''s transl)].

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Oscillating migration and the epidemics of silicosis ...

Today we have serious interrelated epidemics of silicosis, tuberculosis, and HIV infection in the gold mining industry. Methods: This article discusses the role of oscillating migration in fuelling these epidemics, by examining the historical, political, social, and economic contexts of these diseases.

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TB''s Grip on the Mining Community

 · TB''s Grip on the Mining Community. Deep in the mines of South Africa, men and women are hard at work extracting the precious minerals that place the country near the top of the list of the world''s biggest exporters; however, the job does not come without risks. Miners regularly find themselves facing dangerous situations that put them at ...

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Minister Gwede Mantashe: 2019 Mine Health and Safety ...

 · The purpose of today''s briefing is to officially release the 2019 occupational health and safety statistics for the mining industry. Together with our social partners in the mining industry – organised business and organised labour – we have assessed progress made on health and safety, and what is still to be done to achieve the goal of a ...

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END the TB EPIDEMIC in Southern Africa''s gold mining industry!

Every 15 seconds someone dies from Tuberculosis. The epicentre of the epidemic is within the gold mining industry of Southern Africa where rates of infection are 28 times a declared public health emergency by the WHO. In many cases, mine workers who contract TB are sent back to their communities with no continuation of care or means for treatment and will on average infect between …

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Worker Health Study Summaries

The risk of TB was about 2½ times greater than in non-white miners (about 4½ expected, 12 seen). The risk of TB could have been related to silicosis. People with silicosis are more likely to get TB. Only a few deaths from TB have occurred in recent years, but this is something to be on the watch for. Total Deaths

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NATIONAL UNION OF MINEWORKERS `S INPUT ON …

TB has overtaken silicosis in terms of the number of cases reported. This is in line with the national picture with regards TB infection. The mining industry has appeared to be the hardest hit considering the many risk factors encountered in the mining industry, such as silicosis, age and HIV co-infection and living conditions, amongst others. The

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tb in the mining industry

The Southern Africa TB in the Mining Sector Initiative. 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. Get Price

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

 · 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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Tuberculosis in the mining industry.

1. Proc Mine Med Off Assoc. 1968 May-Aug;48(401):8-19. Tuberculosis in the mining industry. Laing JG. PMID: 5729755 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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The Southern Africa TB in the Mining Sector Initiative

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 ...

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Compendium of TB Leading Practices in the South African ...

in TB control for the mining industry. The TB mining community is encouraged to browse the Compendium to select approaches that meet the needs of specific types of TB patients. In many fields the evidence is still emerging and the particular risk groups that benefit from some approaches are still being defined. ...

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

 · 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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TB in the Mining Sector in Southern Africa

Tuberculosis in the Mining Sector in Southern Africa (TIMS) is a programme that was initiated to create a regionally coordinated response to TB and related illnesses affecting mineworkers, ex -mineworkers, their families and communities in Southern Africa. The Southern African Development Community

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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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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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R1.4 billion settlement for miners with silicosis, TB ...

 · R1.4 billion settlement for miners with silicosis, TB. Mining is a hazardous occupation and can be tough on the lungs. Two days after Workers'' Day, South Africa''s biggest ever class action settlement was reached, offering compensation to mineworkers who contracted silicosis or tuberculosis on gold mines from 12 March 1965.

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Mining industry in Africa is making TB epidemic worse ...

 · 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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