WHO Releases Updated Guidelines To Improve Treatment Of Drug-Resistant TB, Accelerate Progress To End Disease

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: WHO finalizes MDR-TB treatment guidance recommending shift from injections
“…[T]he World Health Organization [Wednesday] released updated guidelines for treating TB that does not respond to first-line treatments. … The guidelines are part of a larger plan aiming to speed access to successful treatment for tuberculosis worldwide…” (Barton, 3/20).

VOA News: WHO: New Oral Treatment More Effective in Combating Multidrug-Resistant TB
“…In advance of this year’s World TB Day, March 24, the World Health Organization is issuing a call to action to eradicate the disease by 2030. As part of these efforts, the WHO is launching an oral drug regimen it says can more effectively treat people with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. … The WHO says it is hopeful the new oral treatment program it is launching will be more effective in controlling the spread of the particularly virulent form of tuberculosis…” (Schlein, 3/20).

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