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Media Advisory: Malawi High Court to decide on interim order preventing detention of prisoners with MDR-TB

Zomba, Malawi – On Wednesday 30 January 2019, the Malawi High Court, will hear argument on an interim application to prevent prisoners with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from being returned to prison. In October 2018, the Zomba High Court granted six MDR-TB infected inmates and Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice…
Staff Writer
Jan 30, 2019
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NEWS RELEASE: COURT STOPS HOSPITALS FROM RETURNING PATIENTS WITH MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT TB (MDR-TB) TO PRISON

ZOMBA – The Malawi High Court yesterday granted an urgent interim injunction preventing the return of six persons diagnosed with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) to prison. Between August and September, six inmates from Maula and Mzimba Prisons were diagnosed with MDR-TB, a contagious form of tuberculosis (TB) infection caused by…
Staff Writer
Oct 12, 2018
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SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY PEOPLE FAILING TO TAKE THEIR TB TREATMENT SHOULD NOT BE JAILED

Brian Citro, Michaela Clayton, Colleen Daniels, Allan Maleche, Annabel Raw Bhekisisa, Mail & Guardian It's World TB Day. Here's why human rights and TB responses go hand in hand. When the police arrived in their village in Nandi County in Kenya’s North Rift, Patrick Kipng’etich and Daniel and Henry Ng’etich didn’t think much of…
Annabel Raw
Mar 23, 2018
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SALC IN THE NEWS: AFRICAN LAWYERS AND JOURNALISTS SENSITISED ON HIV AND TB CRIMINALISATION

Seychelles Nation 02 March 2018 The final of three training sessions for African lawyers on human rights based strategic litigation, legal defence and advocacy on HIV and tuberculosis (TB) justice took place recently in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was hosted by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), HIV Justice Worldwide,…
Staff Writer
Mar 2, 2018