Items tagged with Drug-resistant TB
MSF’s DR-TB report proves 'decentralised' model is better, more cost effective (post with simple image)
The decentralised model is aimed at diagnosing and treating the majority of DR-TB patients in primary health clinics, instead of being required to be hospitalised for up to six months.
The bedaquiline donation program started on April 1 (post with simple image)
A webinar, explaining the bedaquiline donation program, will be conducted on April 14, 2015 at 8:00 am EST and can be accessed here.
Nigeria spends nearly US$1.5 million for procurement of treatment for people with multidrug-resistant TB (post with simple image)
The Nigerian government sanctioned US$1.42 million to procure quality assured Second Line Drugs (SLDs) that will be used to provide treatment for 500 multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients. The second line drugs ordered by the government will be delivered by Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility starting June 2015.
How to access the bedaquiline donation program: step by step (post with simple image)
This is a note for implementers providing a general overview and reviewing the steps they need to take in order to access the drug.
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.
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