South Africa is experiencing a dual TB/HIV epidemic. Approximately 360 000 South African had TB in 2019. TB is the leading cause of death among people living with HIV. Of the 58 000 people who died from TB in South Africa, 36 000 were diagnosed with HIV. With the launch of the 2017-2022 National Strategic PLan (NSP), the South African government aims to eliminate TB by 2030.
As an organisation working at the intersection of health economics and epidemiology, HE²RO aims to work towards improved TB outcomes by leveraging relationships with NDoH, all levels of the health system, civil society and other academic institutions towards creating high-quality research and evaluation findings.