Batswana men view TB as ‘witchcraft’

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FRANCISTOWN: A good number of men in Botswana who have been diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB) believe they have been bewitched. In fact, the men shun treatment at the hospital, preferring to go to traditional healers and churches.

This was said by the TB coordinator at the Ministry of Health, Doctor Makabe last week during a seminar in Francistown to address stakeholders on the upcoming World TB Day to be commemorated on March 24. In fact, he stressed, most citizens take the deadly TB lightly.

“Some men diagnosed with TB do not seek medical help as they would rather blame witchcraft for their illness. This is a concern because TB is a curable disease and can best be dealt with at its infancy,” said Makabe.

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