Directly observed treatment
You are more invested in the DOTS model, which has failed multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and now which is breeding XDR-TB, than you are in saving lives, Mark Harrington, Executive Director for the Treatment Action Campaign told TB (tuberculosis) experts attending a symposium held on Tuesday by the Stop TB Partnership of the World Health Organization. The symposium was held the day before the 37th Union World Conference on Lung Health, which is being held this week from November 1-4th in Paris.
Minister of Health, Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang is to lead a major national blitz into four districts with the highest cases of tuberculosis and low cure rates as part of the Department of Health's efforts to address the major problem of TB in the country.
Directly observed therapy (DOT) -- a controversial technique in which health care workers or community volunteers watch patients swallow tablets -- does not have a significant impact on tuberculosis patients, according to a new report from The Cochrane Library. Still, DOT remains a central tenet of international recommendations for curbing the spread of treatment-resistant bacteria, and experts say they are unconvinced that cliniciansshould abandon the technique.
WHO launches new stop TB strategy to fight the global tuberculosis epidemic: DOTS strengthened by a six-point strategy to achieve the 2015 TB-related Millennium Development Goal
A new strategy to fight one of the worlds leading killers tuberculosis (TB) was launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Medical experts have turned to hi-tech services to help control the tuberculosis epidemic surging in the Western Cape, which has the highest incidence of TB in the world.
Rising rates contrast sharply with accelerated progress in other regions
Community Partnerships may be the solution to effective TB control in high burden countries with less than optimal Primary Health Care Programs
2005 Global TB Report Card Finds TB Control Stalled in Africa HIV Is Overwhelming Africa with TB Cases
An overwhelming number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in Africa unleashed by HIV are frustrating efforts to reverse the global TB epidemic, according to an independent report issued today by the Massive Effort Campaign and RESULTS International, based on new data published by the World Health Organization.
Why World TB Day is Important: Statement by Dr Marcos Espinal, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership Secretariat
During the course of World TB Day, more than 5,000 human beings will die from tuberculosis.
Mpumalanga is a fraction away from being declared a World Health Organisation (WHO) hot spot for multi-drug resistant TB.