Study Examines Standards Of WHO-Recommended TB Treatment Regimens In Low-Income Countries

Humanosphere: Report: WHO based TB care on cost in low-income countries, violating standard
Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses a new paper published in the Health and Human Rights Journal examining WHO-recommended TB care in developing countries. He writes, “Between 1993 and 2002, the WHO made treatment recommendations in low-income countries based on cost — treatment that was deemed substandard in wealthy countries. The action violated patient rights and was in opposition to the very standards set out and enforced by the WHO, researchers from Duke University and Harvard Medical School said…” (6/30).