Zim commences Multidrug resistance TB survey to improve case detection

By Kuda Pembere Zimbabwe recently began a survey to sasses the burden of Multiple-drug resistance TB in the country amidst the background of low case detection, a Ministry of Health and Child Care Official said. Addressing delegates at an ICASA side event on TB, Zimbabwe’s Health ministry TB/HIV officer Mr Manners Ncube said one of the measures they are implementing to improve case detection, particularly in MDR TB is a survey. And then MDR TB case detections, 35 percent. But when you reference now to the TB in general of…

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Five Barriers To Ending TB According To MSF

This World Tuberculosis Day (March 24), Doctors Without Borders (MSF) profiles five key strategies on which government and donors should focus their finances and efforts in order to end the deadly TB epidemic. BY MSF TB is curable, but there are numerous challenges that exist at every level of TB diagnosis and care – not only in South Africa, but around the world, where one person dies every 18 seconds from TB. Below are the five barriers to effective TB treatment Barrier 1: Stigma exacerbates the TB epidemic, which is already commonly…

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