The Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility (GDF) announced the submission of a short film about the Pediatric Drug-Resistant TB (DR-TB) Initiative into the Webby Awards.
For decades, there were no DR-TB medicines specifically formulated for children, so doctors had to treat them by crushing and dividing drugs made for adults. This changed last year when GDF, supported by USAID and the Government of Japan, launched the Pediatric DR-TB Initiative to supply child-friendly medicines and help ensure global access to the best possible treatments to children suffering from one of the world’s deadliest diseases.
GDF’s Pediatric DR-TB Initiative short film features relieved health workers around the world who are now saving lives with these new and vital drugs that come in flavored, dissolvable form and accurate child doses, and it shows how the children being treated and their overjoyed families, are now getting their lives on track and back to normality.
The Webby Awards finalists will be announced on 31 March 2020.
Source: Stop TB Partnership