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Patient support Interventions to improve adherence to drug resistant tuberculosis treatment

In 2007, MSF partnered with Cape Town City Health and the Western Cape Health Department to pilot a decentralized model of care for drug resistant TB (DR-TB) in Khayelitsha.

This community-based, patientcentred model of care was established in all 10 primary care clinics across the sub-district. In 2011, a decentralised plan for DR-TB was drafted for the wider Cape Town Metro, which led to adoption and implementation of many components of the decentralised model across other sub-districts in Cape Town.