New treatment sites for drug-resistant tuberculosis bring services closer to people

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Publications
Publication date: 
January 2015
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USAID/SUSTAIN
Sequence number: 
39
New treatment sites for drug-resistant tuberculosis bring services closer to people

According to 2013 WHO report, there are inadequacies in TB case management for multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB)—notably, gaps between the number of cases detected and the number of patients started on second-line TB treatment. In Uganda, a survey conducted in 2010 estimated the prevalence of MDR-TB at 12.1% among previously treated patients and a 1.3% among new patients. But why are there emerging cases of DR-TB?

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