Drug-resistant TB

HEALTH24: Khayelitsha clinic leads the way for new TB drug

Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a major health challenge across much of Africa, but a new medicine being pioneered in South Africa could be a breakthrough after decades of frustration... Bedaquiline is being made available to 3 000 people suffering side effects of the usual drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment, or who have developed complete drug resistance...  Dr Jennifer Hughes, MSF Khayelitsha DR-TB programme manager says "shes seen the benefits'' as her first bedaquiline patient was declared tuberculosis-free in November last year. Read article HERE