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WHO revises advice on use of delamanid drug in MDR-TB patients

In a Phase III trial, delamanid drug was found to be safe but the cure rate and mortality rate were not different between the group that received the delamanid drug for MDR-TB and the group that received a placebo. 528 more words


A glimmer of hope as India’s war on TB gets more funding

There is a glimmer of hope with India registering a slight drop in the number of new tuberculosis cases and TB deaths in 2016 compared with 2015. 454 more words


Drug Resistant TB on the rise in Manicaland

By Tariro Guwira

Mutare-Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) cases have been on the rise in the province a Zimbabwe Network for people living with HIV (ZNNP+) official has revealed. 422 more words

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“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think” – Albert Einstein.

This quote basically sums of my week. Plus all the future weeks to come!!

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Behind the Land Cruiser and Stethoscope

The idea of MSF and the work that we do is a pretty strong one in the world. The photos of the white land cruisers, the principles of independence and neutrality, the pictures of operating rooms setup in conflict zones, or workers in suits treating patients with Ebola. 1,349 more words

What's "Real MSF"?

It’s coming to the end of week 3. I’m definitely starting to feel like my understanding of the project, the ins and outs, the need, and where to go from here are becoming clearer. 808 more words

A looming threat of tuberculosis in children

The RNTCP guidelines on contact screening are heeded mostly in the breach.

About 5,500 of over 76,000 children tested in nine Indian cities have been diagnosed with tuberculosis, 9% of them with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), highlighting the silent spread of the disease. 471 more words