Published: 26 July 2018
Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have come together to establish the first cross border disease surveillance committee under the Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support (SATBHSS) project. The main aim of this is to strengthen coordination of cross-border disease surveillance, conditions and events of public health importance, as well as joint response to disease outbreaks and emergency preparedness across borders using One Health Approach.
Published: 12 July 2018
A Joint External Evaluation (JEE) of public health systems in Lesotho shows a score of 1 out of a possible 5 on two components related to public health emergency preparedness and priority public health risk assessment. In an effort to address this and strengthen public health systems, the Ministry of Health of Lesotho in collaboration with East Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) organized a capacity building workshop on Threats Hazards Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA).  
Published: 29 June 2018
Under the Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support (SATBHSS) project, a total of 11 laboratories from Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia have undergone a successful assessment using the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) Stepwise Laboratory Quality Improvement Process Towards Accreditation (SLIPTA). This exercise took place from 14th May – 01st June 2018 and is a follow up from the baseline assessment conducted in 2017.
Published: 26 June 2018
Lesotho is among the 30 High-Burden TB countries in the world, as classified by World Health Organization (WHO) and only 46% of TB cases were detected in 2017. Addressing this challenge requires finding the missing TB cases. Hence, the Ministry of Health of Lesotho has received Digital Mobile X-Rays under the Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support (SATBHSS) Project to improve TB service delivery, especially in the rural communities and find the missing TB cases.
Published: 15 June 2018
One third of the world’s TB burden is in Southern Africa. Addressing this problem requires breaking silos and working across national borders. NEPAD Agency and East Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) organized an interactive satellite session on the sidelines of the 5th South Africa TB Conference in Durban, South Africa on 13 June to increase synergies of innovative regional efforts to tackle the TB burden.
Published: 01 June 2018
33% of TB cases remain undetected in Zambia and the Ministry of Health has set a target of reducing TB prevalence by at least 35% by 2020. In order to achieve this, there is need to secure commitment from the leaders, and double efforts and resources to close the funding gap in TB screening, diagnosis and treatment. Responding to this need, 75 parliamentarians have registered and launched the Zambia chapter of the parliamentary caucus on TB. The caucus will advocate for increased funding towards eradicating TB, among others.  
Published: 13 April 2018
Strengthening laboratory based disease surveillance in Malawi
Published: 13 April 2018
Multi-stakeholder collaboration to strengthen TB control in correctional services in Lesotho
Published: 13 April 2018
Zonal approach to improve Lesotho–South Africa cross-border disease surveillance
Published: 13 March 2018
Globally, about 40% of Tuberculosis cases remain undetected and the disease is still listed as a neglected.