Denosa congratulates Doctor Semete
By Yamkela Xhaso
27 May 2009
The Democratic Nursing Organisation has congratulated Dr. Tumi Semete on winning the global health contest, sponsored by Bill Gates, for pursuing life-saving breakthroughs.
Semete, a researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Cape Town, won a grant for a proposal to use cutting edge technology to save the lives of tuberculosis patients who forget to take their pills.
Asanda Fongqo from Denosa says Semete’s work is of great importance as South Africa is not doing well in curbing TB.
“Hence we are confident that the research that Semete will be embarking on will assist those patients who forget to take their medication”
Fongqo added that they are committed to create awareness to nurses and communities that they are spearheading the multi-drug resistant TB program that is facilitated by the International Council of Nurses.
“We are therefore looking forward to further interact with people like Dr Semete in the fight against TB”