Message from the Chair
It is with great enthusiasm and a renewed sense of hope that we launch the 4th SA TB Conference,
which occurs while South Africa is in the midst of battling the worst TB-HIV epidemic in the world.
We have more TB in the world today than ever before! To respond to this, we have organized this
conference with three thematic tracks to address the key issues that have hampered elimination of
TB from human society.
These are: Detection and Prevention of TB, TB Treatment and TB Management. With the rollout of new molecular diagnostics and new TB drugs, we now bear witness to the dawn of a new age in the fight against TB. Meaningful impact will only be achieved with integration of all our efforts. We call on everyone working in all spheres of TB-HIV drug discovery, clinical management, patient advocacy, government policy and the basic sciences to attend this meeting. We look forward to welcoming you in Durban!