National budget needs to continue prioritize TB recovery plan


26 October 2022

TB Advocacy and Accountability Consortium (TBAAC), an initiative incubated at Rural Health Advocacy Project will be hosting a one-day workshop on Thursday, 03 November 2022. National Treasury updated assumptions that informed the 2022 budget and their outlook for the period ahead through the 2022 Mid-term budget policy statement. It is therefore worth looking at how these choices will impact public-funded healthcare and rural health in particular.

The workshop is set to review the impact of the budget on the implementation of the TB recovery plan and broadly the National Strategic Plan and what role civil society can play in the realization of the TB Recovery Plan becoming fully funded and protected. As it stands, 80% of all TB activities are funded from national revenue. As provinces are responsible for primary health care delivery such as TB, the reduced funding will put pressure on the ability to fully implement the TB recovery plan.

According to WHO stats released on 28 October 2022, an estimated 304 000 people in SA fell ill with TB, 56 000 of those infected died, of these 33 000 also had HIV. TB treatment has followed a successful upwards trajectory however the COVID-19 health crisis has disrupted the progress – for the first time decades TB deaths are rising.

the budget and what we can do to protect or call for the prioritization of the TB recovery plan and strengthening of the primary healthcare services.

The speakers will include:

Members of the media are invited to join the workshop:

Date: 03 November 2022

Time: 09:00 – 15:30

Venue: Holiday Inn Sunnyside Park Hotel

Media enquires 

Phemelo Khaas              0837633472