Items tagged with Drug-resistant TB

WHO report finds systems to combat antibiotic resistance lacking (post with simple image)

This survey is the first to capture governments’ own assessments of their response to resistance to antimicrobial medicines used to treat conditions such as bloodstream infections, pneumonia, tuberculosis, malaria and HIV.

MSF response to announcement of Otsuka’s donation programme for the TB drug delamanid (post with simple image)

MSF continues to express concern over the use of limited-scope donation programmes as a primary means of providing access to new TB drugs in countries affected by drug-resistant TB, as they are not a long-term solution to facilitating scale-up of treatment.

WHO moves to improve access to lifesaving medicines for hepatitis C, drug-resistant TB and cancers (post with simple image)

New WHO Model List of Essential Medicines published; After about 45 years of scarce innovation for TB medicines, 5 new products are included in the List. Four of these, including bedaquiline and delamanid, target multidrug-resistant TB.

TB Alliance launches “Nix-TB” clinical trial to test new XDR-TB treatment (post with simple image)

First clinical trial to test a new all-oral regimen for extensively drug-resistant TB; Nix-TB is a critical step in the development of a universal treatment for all types of TB.

Treatment of drug-resistant TB with new and repurposed medications: A supplemental field guide for nurses (post with simple image)

The guide focuses on issues of importance to nurses and the types of care they provide to individuals with drug-resistant TB.

Peru: She's got one of the toughest diseases to cure. And she's hopeful (post with simple image)

Drug-resistant tuberculosis is not only airborne and lethal; it's one of the most difficult diseases in the world to cure.

Stop TB Partnership calls for Urgent Action on Antimicrobial Resistance at the United Nations in New York (post with simple image)

The Stop TB Partnership has joined with Every Women Every Child, the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, the UN Permanent Missions of UK, South Africa, Sweden, and others to convene member states at the United Nations in New York to advance action on Antimicrobial Resistance.

India: Tackling TB: It leaves a person with depression, no energy, recalls survivor (post with simple image)

Life came to a standstill when Marzia Dalal, a city-based corporate legal consultant and mother of two children, was diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB) in her late 30s. She needed a stronger regimen to tackle the multi-drug resistant (MDR) strain as her initial treatment had failed.

The need to accelerate access to new drugs for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (post with simple image)

There needs to be a major scale-up of treatment for MDR tuberculosis that matches the scale-ups that have already been achieved in treatments for HIV and drug-susceptible tuberculosis.

Russia: New TB drugs having impact against resistance (post with simple image)

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says a new combination of drugs created to treat extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is having a significant impact on a group of patients in the midst of a two-year treatment to cure their disease.

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