Stellenbosch University raises awareness on TB among learners

Tuberculosis remains the leading cause of death in South Africa, with more than eight-hundred new TB infections every day. Health experts say engaging with communities with high TB burden is key to halting transmission of this curable disease. In an effort to help address the scourge, Stellenbosch University in South Africa's Western Cape Province is this week hosting an event which will see scientists interact with learners from Cedar High School of the Arts in Mitchells Plain. The scientists will highlight TB as a health epidemic within the local community, whilst emphasizing the research efforts and inspiring youth to pursue a career in science. For more on this issue Channel Africa's Lulu Gaboo spoke to Dannielle Moore, Communication and Marketing Officer at Stellenbosch University.