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The 2nd International Post-Tuberculosis Symposium.
Life after TB.

STIAS Institute, Stellenbosch, South Africa
17-19 April 2023

The Symposium

Three Days of Powerful Talks and Workshops



1. To advocate for patients suffering with post-TB complications.
2. To facilitate face-to-face networking between leaders in the field.
3. To define the current state of knowledge surrounding post-TB disease, in a number of important areas
4. To discuss and achieve consensus on important aspects of post-TB lung diseases
5. To produce a reference document for researchers and workers in the field

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that approximately 54 million people survived TB between 2000 and 2017 alone. There is increasing evidence of long term respiratory complications following TB in a proportion of these patients, preventing them from returning to their normal lives. Patients can suffer from airflow obstruction, restrictive and fibrotic defects, bronchiectasis and aspergillomas amongst other conditions. With chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) being the third leading cause of death worldwide, the problem of post-TB chronic respiratory disorders could be substantial. In addition to the physiological and anatomical consequences, people who have survived TB often suffer significant economic and psychological consequences, which the international literature is starting to recognise. Despite emerging evidence, there is still a lack of international guidelines and recommendations on the follow up of patients beyond the cure of TB. While WHO’s Global Action Plan on non-communicable diseases recommends incorporating screening for chronic respiratory disease in TB clinics, the WHO End TB Strategy neglects post-TB respiratory disorders.

The Symposim


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Things To Do


Wine farms:

  • Rust en Vrede Wine Estate

  • Jordan Wine Estate

  • De Meye Wine Farm

  • Lanzerac Wine Estate

  • Hidden Valley Wines

  • Delaire Graff

  • Kleine Zalze Wine Estate

  • Stark-Conde Wines

  • Tokara Wine Estate

  • Simonsig


  • The Fat Butcher

  • Stellenbosch Kitchen

  • Asta La Pasta Restaurant

  • De Vrije Burger

  • Meraki 

  • Oppie Dorp Restaurant

  • Spek en Bone

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