‘Science Speaks’ Examines Study On Impacts Of Community-Based Treatment For Drug-Resistant TB In Bangladesh

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Bangladesh, USAID DR-TB treatment project shows impacts of community-based approach
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses results from a study examining community-based treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis in Bangladesh. Barton notes the project, which “shifted treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis from overburdened Bangladesh hospitals to patients’ homes, saw time between diagnosis and treatment initiation drop from more than three months to less than a week, reducing risks of the continued spread of the disease” (10/9).