Pledging support for new treatments for DR-TB patients

The latest WHO Global TB Report released on the 30th October 2017 states that South Africa could have up to 10 000 cases of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) – TB that does not respond to the regimen of drugs usually used to treat it. TB Proof, a TB advocacy group, has asked those working with and caring for people with TB to support a pledge to support newer forms of treatment for DR-TB that have fewer irreversible side-effects, such as hearing loss. Should you wish to support this pledge or read more about it, click here.

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