Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Naila Mamoon and Dr. Alice Wiemers
Although it is curable, tuberculosis is the leading cause of death in South Africa. It significantly contributes to health disparities by infecting black South Africans 27-times as often as often as white South Africans. In order to create effective interventions to reduce the burden of TB, the nature of the disease must be understood. Analyzing changes in TB control policy can help increase understanding of why health disparities in TB exists, ultimately helping to create effective interventions. This poster presents preliminary research and background information for my research which asks: what are the continuities and changes in TB control policy in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa?