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Investing in fight against TB offers potentially huge future savings, with an estimated return of $85 for every dollar spent, says Motsoaledi INVESTING in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) offers potentially huge future savings, with an estimated return of $85 for every dollar spent.Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said this on Monday, a day before the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Cape Town. The biggest international gathering of its kind, the conference is set to attract more than 3,000 scientists, policy makers and activists."We got the experts to complete the investment case for TB and they came up with five scenarios. The result was if we do nothing now, we will pay very dearly in the future," he said.SA is among the countries hardest hit by the global TB epidemic, the world’s biggest infectious killer, responsible for 1.5-million deaths last year. SA, which has the world’s second-highest infection rate, had an estimated 380,000 TB patients last year, placing ...

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