Items tagged with Drug-resistant TB

India: Sewri TB Hospital: Healthcare Workers are vulnerable to TB and they deserve to be protected (post with simple image)

As healthcare workers die of TB - physicians, health organisations, TB groups, public health experts, and associations of healthcare workers - call for urgent action.

India: Sewri TB hospital will get N-95 masks by end of September (post with simple image)

The civic body is taking baby steps in streamlining the supply of protective masks in Asia's largest TB Hospital at Sewri, after protests intensified among its workers following lack of equipment. While the 1,000-bed Guru Teg Bahadur TB Hospital requires up to 12,000 N-95 masks every month for its 1,200-odd staff, not more than 3,000 are supplied. But this is set to change, said Dr Rajendra Nanavare, superintendent of the hospital.

Urgent need to scale up access to new treatment options for MDR-TB in the Philippines (post with simple image)

Given the urgent need to address the MDR-TB epidemic in the Philippines, advocates urge for rapid delivery of the new treatment options to people with MDR-TB.

Compassionate and optimum use of new tuberculosis drugs (post with simple image)

A report about a patient with the most resistant strain of tuberculosis documented in the USA whose inability to access combination bedaquiline and delamanid compromised his care and created a public health risk.

TB man's shirt too nice for a grant (post with simple image)

Bongani Ngcobo looks up at the shacks perched unsteadily on the towering green hills around him. He steps off the tar road on to the sandy path – the starting point of his homebound hike. His shack is about 50m away but the uphill walk makes it seem like kilometres.

Newest MDR-TB drug prices could fall by up to 95% through generic production (post with simple image)

The cost of newer drugs for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis could be cut by up to 95% if generic production of patented products could be achieved in the same way as for antiretroviral drugs.

New developments in the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis: clinical utility of bedaquiline and delamanid (post with simple image)

As countries improve and scale up their diagnostic services, increasing number of patients with multidrug-resistant TB and extensively drug-resistant TB are identified. Bedaquiline and delamanid offer a real opportunity to improve the outcomes of these patients. After so many decades without new TB drugs the development of these two new medicines is an historic opportunity to gain ground in the fight against TB.

Do we have the will to stop TB? (post with simple image)

Doctors swear to do no harm, but I knew I was about to inflict great suffering on my patient Gary, who had been diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, or XDR TB. Many people wrongly assume that tuberculosis has been eradicated. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, tuberculosis killed more people in 2015 than HIV/AIDS.

Time for White House to step up on TB (post with simple image)

The World Health Organization just released new data showing tuberculosis kills more people than even HIV/AIDS, and it called multidrug-resistant TB a public health crisis.

First new TB drugs in half a century reach just 2% of people who need them (post with simple image)

Médecins Sans Frontières calls for companies to make new drugs to treat drug-resistant TB, bedaquiline and delamanid, available and affordable.

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