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  • The Southern Africa TB in the Mining Sector Initiative

    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 population.

  • Mining and Risk of Tuberculosis in Sub-Saharan Africa

    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. Results. Mining production was ...

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

    While the size and labor intensity of the mining industry has created job opportunities in the region, the sector has long been associated with a high prevalence of TB and HIV/AIDS among migrant mineworkers and ex-mineworkers across national borders, ultimately resulting in a larger disease burden and the loss to follow-up of patients who migrate across health systems, contributing to the ...

  • Tuberculosis in the mines of Zambia: A case for ...

    The mining industry is the main contributor to the country's gross national product, although it is associated with public health challenges, with TB in the mines being among the occupational health diseases having a negative economic impact and threatening to delay the control of TB in the country. We reviewed available evidence on the extent of the burden of TB in the mines so as to inform ...

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

    21/09/2018  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. Silica dust exposure is a declining problem as dust prevention and control methods become ever more precise and effective. However, those exposed at any stage of their mining careers will remain ...

  • KEY POPULATIONS BRIEF - Stop TB Partnership

    of the mining industry means that hazards such as TB and HIV are spread to labour-sending communities. Circular migration and/ or the location of mines in impoverished remote communities also allow mining companies to pass the burden of health care back onto these poor rural areas. Weak government regulations are poorly monitored and do little to hold mine owners to account. These

  • TUBERCULOSIS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINING INDUSTRY

    mining industry. An article in the American Journal of Public Health, drawing on the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health, concludes: “Key structural determinants of TB epidemiology include global socio-economic inequalities, high levels of population mobility, and rapid urbanisation and population growth. These conditions give rise to unequal distributions of key social ...

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

    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 substandard working and living conditions. They call for ...

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

    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 substandard working and living conditions. They call for ...

  • 位置: 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD
  • Tb In The Mining Industry - henrielagarde.nl

    Tb In The Mining Industry . We are a large-scale manufacturer specializing in producing various mining machines including different types of sand and gravel equipment, milling equipment, mineral processing equipment and building materials equipment. And they are mainly used to crush coarse minerals like gold and copper ore, metals like steel and iron, glass, coal, asphalt, gravel, concrete ...

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

    industry average of 0.31% • And yet, gold mines have limited TB HIV services (only 56% of gold mines have TB HIV services compared to 78% of platinum mines) •Unlike platinum mines, most gold mines were built a long time ago, some as far back as the early 20th century therefore have compromised infrastructure that breeds TB 3 Framing the Public Health Challenge - TB in South African ...

  • TB and occupation in South Africa - Page 4 of 6

    DME Guidance Note: Tuberculosis Control Programmes in the Mining Industry. TB TREATMENT AT THE WORKPLACE: TB treatment is a highly cost effective health intervention that both saves lives and prevents disability. Workplace treatment further ensures that workers with TB do not suffer economic losses as well. The high burden of TB in South Africa means that TB treatment and control is an issue ...

  • Coal and gas mining in Australia

    Coal and gas mining in Australia Opportunities for national law reform Technical Brief No. 24 August 2013 ISSN 1836-9014 Prepared by the Australian Network of Environmental Defender’s Offices . About TAI The Australia Institute is an independent public policy think tank based in Canberra. It is funded by donations from philanthropic trusts and individuals, memberships and commissioned ...

  • Tuberculosis in the mining industry. - CAB Direct

    This paper describes an investigation into tuberculosis in the mining industry in South Africa. An Orange Free State gold mine, a Western Transvaal gold mine, and one colliery were included in the survey in which 1503 men took part. The percentage of tuberculin-negative employees, the existence of undetected carriers in the compounds, the efficacy of the X-ray screening system, environmental...

  • Minister Gwede Mantashe: 2019 Mine Health and Safety ...

    24/01/2020  Together with our social partners in the mining industry – organised business and organised labour – we have assessed progress made on health and safety, and what is still to be done to achieve the goal of a fatality-free mining industry. The health and safety of employees is central to the long-term sustainability of mining. Hence it remains a key priority. This week we remember the ...

  • The TB epidemic spreading through South Africa’s mines

    3/03/2014  "The mining industry, in particular gold and platinum, has some of the highest rates of TB in the world, if not the highest," says Aeras vice president of external affairs Kari Stoever. "We have some data that says the economic toll of TB in South Africa is estimated to be about $1.3bn per year, which accounts for cost to the industry in lost wages, direct cost to the industry in treatment and ...

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

    2/06/2010  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.

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

    mining industry Prof. Rodney Ehrlich Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research, University of Cape Town. The crisis and tuberculosis and silicosis in the South African mining industry 1. What is the current epidemiology of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in miners? 2. Underlying causes of the TB epidemic in miners 3. Externality: ex-miners and the migrant sick 4. Systemic changes ...

  • The TB epidemic spreading through South Africa’s mines

    3/03/2014  "The mining industry, in particular gold and platinum, has some of the highest rates of TB in the world, if not the highest," says Aeras vice president of external affairs Kari Stoever. "We have some data that says the economic toll of TB in South Africa is estimated to be about $1.3bn per year, which accounts for cost to the industry in lost wages, direct cost to the industry in treatment and ...

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

    2/06/2010  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.

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

    mining industry Prof. Rodney Ehrlich Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research, University of Cape Town. The crisis and tuberculosis and silicosis in the South African mining industry 1. What is the current epidemiology of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in miners? 2. Underlying causes of the TB epidemic in miners 3. Externality: ex-miners and the migrant sick 4. Systemic changes ...

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

    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 tuberculosis incidence rates in the gold mines have been always higher than the national average [2]. The higher TB incidence rates in the mines have been attributed to higher rates of exposure to silica dust and ...

  • FACT SHEET MINING INDUSTRY INTERVENTIONS ON TB AND

    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, particularly the gold sector have historically been very high, but this trend has reversed over the years. Data from the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) shows that the highest ...

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

    26/03/2013  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 –

  • Guidence for Management of TB in South African Mining

    19/09/2018  The DMR recognizes that whilst TB management falls within the realm of the NDOH, the mining industry has played a pivotal role in addressing TB and actively supporting its management. This guidance note is aimed at ensuring that the implementation of inferior practices in current TB management programmes are prevented and mining houses are not legally exposed for negligence.

  • Dust hazards in mining Business Queensland

    Mining, maintenance or processing activities can result in the release of dust particles into the air. Exposure to dust in mining and quarrying continues to be a major risk to the health of workers. Breathing in dust, such as coal dust, silica dust and other finely powdered materials, can damage the lungs and airways. The risk to health varies ...

  • Mining industry well prepared to tackle Covid-19 with

    Through these efforts to combat TB, she points out that, over time, the mining industry has been able to reduce the total number of TB cases to lower than that of the entire national case count.

  • Mining industry well prepared to tackle Covid-19 with

    Through these efforts to combat TB, she points out that, over time, the mining industry has been able to reduce the total number of TB cases to lower than that of the entire national case count. “Through the experience we have in managing TB, HIV and Aids we have managed to develop great infrastructure to manage diseases like Covid-19,” she stresses.

  • Mining industry well prepared to tackle Covid-19 with

    Through these efforts to combat TB, she points out that, over time, the mining industry has been able to reduce the total number of TB cases to lower than that of the entire national case count.

  • Mining industry well prepared to tackle Covid-19 with

    Through these efforts to combat TB, she points out that, over time, the mining industry has been able to reduce the total number of TB cases to lower than that of the entire national case count. “Through the experience we have in managing TB, HIV and Aids we have managed to develop great infrastructure to manage diseases like Covid-19,” she stresses.

  • TB and occupation in South Africa - Page 1 of 6

    the circumstances under which Tuberculosis is considered an occupational disease in SA; the importance of tuberculosis control programmes in occupational health, with particular emphasis on the SA mining industry; some of the distinguishing features of silicosis and tuberculosis as seen radiologically. LECTURE CONTENTS . TB as a problem in SA and globally; M. Tuberculosis as an

  • Compendium of TB Leading Practices in the South African ...

    in TB control for the mining industry. The TB mining community is encouraged to browse the Compendium to select approaches that meet the needs of specific types of TB patients. In many fields the evidence is still emerging and the particular risk groups that benefit from some approaches are still being defined. This compendium is therefore to be considered a snap shot of the current state of ...

  • MS - Toolbox Presentation - 2015 Exploration Industry ...

    Mining rehabilitation fund (MRF) All . Mining Act 1978 . tenements . New securities model-replacing unconditional performance bonds (UPBs) in most cases. Successful first reporting period-2014 . 30 June deadline for 2015 period. Mining rehabilitation fund. Unconditional performance bonds (UPBs) UPBs can be retained, or reapplied by the Minister(Mining Act 1978) Administration of mining ...

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

    2/06/2010  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.

  • Gold miners with work-related TB neglected for too long ...

    TB is linked with a deadly silicosis epidemic hidden for decades in rural South Africa. Gold mining firms must make amends, says Jaine Roberts. Across the rural Eastern Cape province in South Africa, up to half of men admitted to hospital with tuberculosis (TB) are former gold miners. This should not be surprising: the incidence of TB among miners is 2,000 cases per 100,000, four times the ...

  • Barriers to tuberculosis care delivery among miners and ...

    We conducted applied ethnography18 of TB care delivery in the South African mining sector. Key stakeholders were miners/ex-miners, their family and community members, health care providers, and local policy makers and managers. Miners/ex-miners were South Africans or nationals of labor-sending countries currentlyorpreviously employed by oneormoremine companies in South Africa.

  • World’s Biggest Precious Metal Industry Readies for ...

    17/03/2020  The mining industry’s experience with AIDS and tuberculosis should stand it in good stead: It has invested in health infrastructure and has experience with contact-tracing because the

  • MHSC: What is the Mining Industry HIV/AIDS and TB

    Mandate of MITHAC to provide advice and reliable information on occupational health policies and regulatory mechanisms that impact on TB HIV/AIDS... On the MathsGee Open Question and Answer Bank, learners, tutors, teachers, policy makers and enthusiasts can ask and answer any questions.