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Restoring hope in Swaziland: helping stop TB through earlier diagnosis

This man screened positive for TB symptoms and is examined by a physician who does a detailed health check-up.
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Helping serve people earlier

Late diagnosis of TB increases risk of transmitting the disease to others, poor health outcomes, distress and economic hardship for the patient and family. This man in his early twenties has had chest pain, cough and fever for the past week and is visiting the Mbabane hospital for a medical consultation. If this young man tests positive for TB, he will be provided treatment immediately.

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