MPs in Zimbabwe test for TB, HIV and diabetes

A total of 15 National Assembly members and senators in Zimbabwe underwent TB screening, HIV and diabetes testing in Shurungwi on 31 March, as part of efforts to encourage the public to get examined for the three related diseases.

The HIV and TB co-infection rate in Zimbabwe is estimated at about 70 percent and TB is considered as the major cause of death among HIV positive patients. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 10 percent of global TB cases are linked to diabetes.

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