On World TB Day, News Outlets Examine Efforts To Treat TB, Drug-Resistant Strains In India

Agence France-Presse: Drug resistance adds to India’s tuberculosis menace
“…As India marks World TB Day on Thursday, it faces an estimated 2.2 million new cases of the disease a year, more than any other country, according to the World Health Organization. The government says it is stepping up its fight, with Health Minister J.P. Nadda earlier this week launching a new drug to help beat the growing menace of drug-resistant tuberculosis…” (3/24).

Devex: The right dose, the right chance: India’s battle with drug-resistant TB
“…Too few diagnostic laboratories, thousands of people living in crowded, unsanitary slum conditions and not enough adequately trained health care workers have made India home to the world’s largest epidemic of drug-resistant TB…” (Cousins, 3/24).

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