• Towards a Big Data Framework for the Prevention and ...

    Their report builds on the 2012 “Declaration on Tuberculosis in the Mining Industry” from 15 member counties of the Southern Africa Development Community calling for zero deaths among the region’s miners . The authors note the extraordinary TB statistics among miners arising from a combination of risk factors: silica dust, HIV, and ...

  • TUBERCULOSIS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINING INDUSTRY

    Jun 02, 2010· The mining industry may be creating the conditions for around 750,000 TB infections every year in Africa, the researchers estimate, and is probably the second biggest driver of expanding TB epidemics after HIV infection across the continent. Overall, around 2.3 million new TB cases occurred in sub-Saharan Africa in 2005.

  • Tuberculosis Must Fall: Reducing the Rapid Transmission of ...

    by tuberculosis. The mining industry has a higher risk of tuberculosis due to factors such as silica dust, crowded living conditions and HIV/AIDS infection [3]. In South Africa, historically the ...

  • Mining and Risk of Tuberculosis in Sub-Saharan Africa

    TB in the mining sector Mine Visits and Discussions Extensive survey of current TB control practices in the mining industry Methodology. Weighing the practice against the selected criteria TB Leading Practices Identification and Selection

  • Global Repair and Support Service for the Mining Industry

    Objectives. We estimated the relationship between mining and tuberculosis (TB) among countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Methods. We used multivariate regression to estimate the contribution of mining activity to TB incidence, prevalence, and mortality, as well as rates of TB among people living with HIV, with control for economic, health system, and population confounders.

  • MINING.COM - Page 3 of 4030 - Answering Mining's Big Questions

    The crisis of tuberculosis and silicosis in the South African mining industry 1. Current epidemiology of pulmonary TB in miners 2. Underlying causes of TB epidemic in miners 3. Externality: ex-miners and the migrant sick 4. Systemic changes are needed, particularly for ex-miners: 1. Governance 2. Elimination of silicosis/dust control 3.

  • Mining industry in Africa is making TB epidemic worse ...

    • In 2010/11, 11% of S.A. gold mining sector’s miners were infected with TB compared to an industry average of 5% •Also, 0.72% miners were infected with silicosis compared to an industry average of 0.31% • And yet, gold mines have limited TB & HIV services (only 56%

  • TB in the Southern African mining sector and across the ...

    tuberculosis in the south african mining industry fact sheet quick facts 387,335 all underground workers are screened for tb mineworkers diagnosed with tb industry tb programme developed by who mineworkers screened for tb 2,367 at least annually best practice anglogold ashanti

  • HIV, Aids and TB in South African Mines | Department of ...

    Maintenance of equipment is a vital consideration in all areas of the mining industry, where high mechanical stresses and the reliance on aging equipment can quickly impact asset availability. The cost of downtime is significant, and that of unplanned downtime even more so.

  • The crisis of tuberculosis and silicosis in the South ...

    the ‘perfect storm’ for the interaction of silicosis, HIV and TB in the mining industry. This phenomenon is best documented in the mining industry of South Africa, but evidence is emerging that similar patterns are developing elsewhere. However, research outside of sub-Saharan Africa is …

  • Dust, TB and HIV: the ugly face of mining in South Africa ...

    Following the adoption of targets and recommendations on TB and HIV by the sector in 2011, the Department of Mineral Resources spearheaded the compilation of a national report on TB and HIV/AIDS in the mining industry. In 2013, the Chief Inspector of Mines issued an instruction to mines to complete the DMR 164, a reporting template for TB and HIV.

  • ‘Dying for gold’: the effects of mineral mining on HIV ...

    The South African mining industry faces not only these challenges, but also the mining-specific challenge of exposure to silica dust, which is known to be associated with individuals contracting TB.

  • Leading Practices in TB Control in the South African ...

    May 26, 2015· Zanele Zungu, 43, who has HIV and TB, collects her medication from Hlabisa hospital, in northern KwaZulu-Natal. ... invests in the mining industry. “I would like …

  • Stop TB Partnership | Southern African heads of state join ...

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a significant problem in the mining industry in Southern Africa. In South Africa alone, TB rates within the mining workforce are estimated at 2,500-3,000 cases per 100,000 individuals. This incidence is 10 times the WHO threshold for a health emergency, and is also nearly three times the incidence rate in the general ...

  • KEY POPULATIONS BRIEF - Stop TB Partnership

    The mining sector plays a significant role in the economic development of Southern Africa. South Africa has the third largest mining industry in the world—consisting of over 2,000 mines and contributed to about 8 percent of the country’s total GDP in 2016.

  • The TB epidemic spreading through South Africa’s mines

    Each year, 9 million people develop TB, and 1.5 million die from the disease. TB is particularly a problem in the Southern Africa mining sector, a key driver for economic growth in the region. In South Africa alone, TB rates within the gold mining workforce are estimated at …

  • Fighting TB Among Southern Africa Mine Workers

    FACT SHEET MINING INDUSTRY INTERVENTIONS ON TB AND HIV/AIDS 2014 Putting South Africa First. 2 TB rates in the mining industry have over the years declined from very high levels in 2004 to levels in the gold industry that are about 1.5-2.0 times the South African rate. Rates of TB in the mining industry,

  • Strategic Planning for Tuberculosis (TB) Elimination in ...

    Southern African heads of state join forces to end tuberculosis in the mining sector. ... Because the mining industry in South Africa is heavily dependent on migrant workers from surrounding countries - particularly Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland - the mines serve as a wellspring for infection. Each migrant worker who returns home with TB ...

  • How the mining industry is dealing with the fight against TB

    targeted active TB detection, treatment and occupational health measures would cost US$ 570 million - a third less. The underlying social and structural determinants of this largely disproportionate TB burden in the mining industry lies outside the traditional health sector, and it can only be addressed through

  • Tuberculosis and silica exposure in South African gold miners

    The linkage between HATS presents a major challenge to the mining industry globally. When the immune system is compromised by HIV/AIDS and silicosis, it makes it easier for tuberculosis to infect the body. In addition, the silica dust which affects the lungs may also cause silicosis and tuberculosis.

  • Towards a Big Data Framework for the prevention and ...

    Answering Mining's Big Questions. The World Gold Council says gold has likely been used to raise cash to cover losses in other asset classes.

  • The Southern Africa TB in the Mining Sector Initiative

    Jul 23, 2015· Ms Enna Lutengano, IOM’s Migration Health Consultant, stresses that TB in mining is a multidisciplinary sector and that IOM is committed to encouraging a commitment from all stakeholders to work together towards the control and reduction of TB in the mining sector in Tanzania.

  • Guidence for Management of TB in South African Mining Industry

    of Tuberculosis in the United States, with specific goals, objectives, and action steps. The TB Elimination: The Federal Funding Gap report by the National Coalition for the Elimination of TB (NCET) (now STOP TB USA) published in 2002. NCET estimated that $528 million annually was needed to fully implement the recommendations of the IOM.

  • TB in the Mining Sector in Southern Africa

    Mar 03, 2014· According to Aeras, the TB epidemic is costing the mining industry $570m in productivity costs, while miners lose $320m per year in wages. TB treatment costs the South African government and mining industry more than $360m per year. The industry employs over one million people and accounts for 18% of South Africa’s GDP.

  • FACT SHEET MINING INDUSTRY INTERVENTIONS ON TB …

    Answering Mining's Big Questions. New report shows of all commodities, the 90th percentile of the cost curve has worked as a support level best in copper.

  • Southern Africa cracks down on TB in mines - The Mail ...

    Mar 26, 2013· The South African Department of Health estimates the country's gold mining industry has the highest number of new TB cases annually in the world – …

  • (PDF) Towards a Big Data Framework for the Prevention and ...

    Towards a Big Data Framework for the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS, TB and Silicosis in the Mining Industry. Article (PDF Available) ... TB and Silicosis in the Mining Industry.pdf.

  • Fighting Tuberculosis in the Mining Sector: IOM and the ...

    The industry comprises of large scale mining managed by large international mining houses and artisanal and small scale mining. Despite the longstanding history of mining in the region, few regional policies and systems have been implemented to limit the spread of communicable diseases such as TB and HIV and provide continuity of care and ...

  • Migration & Tuberculosis: A Pressing Issue

    Sep 19, 2018· On 17 August 2018, the Acting Chief Inspector of Mines under the auspices of the Department of Mineral Resources (“DMR”) issued a guidance note for the management and control programme for TB in the South African mining industry.

  • MINING.COM - Page 2 of 4030 - Answering Mining's Big Questions

    To examine the effect of silica exposure, in the absence of silicosis, on the prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB), which is epidemic among South African gold miners.Cross‐sectional study of 520 gold miners over 37 years of age. Length of ...