Media: Rural Health Champions

RURAL HEALTH CHAMPION: Challenges aside, Dr Lotz tackles TB in rural South Africa one patient at a time

For doctors working in South Africa‚Äôs rural areas, TB remains a significant challenge. Aside from the immense geographical barriers, which means that patients often needing to walk hours to reach the nearest clinic, there are also infrastructure issues  which complicate diagnostics and a lack of data which makes it hard to understand the disease burden, to name but a few. These are just some insights from Dr John-D Lotz, a dedicated family physician, who has been making significant strides in providing healthcare at Madwaleni Hospital in the rural Eastern Cape. Dr Lotz is also a lecturer at Walter Sisulu University. […]