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One of Lilly's partners, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has trained thousands of volunteers, community leaders and religious leaders in MDR-TB care and treatment.
Between 2007 and 2012, SAs recorded cases of MDR-TB (i.
Partners call for increased commitment to tackle MDR-TB.
Lilly has provided more than $20 million in funding for TB drug discovery and strengthened the capacity of more than 100,000 healthcare providers to better recognize, diagnose, and treat MDR-TB.
Although there is a growing number of observational studies suggesting that MDR-TB chemoprophylaxis may be beneficial in MDR-TB-exposed children, there is still a lack of international consensus on the management of child contacts of MDR-TB patients.
Of the estimated half a million MDR-TB patients started globally on treatment in 2009, only 48% were treated successfully.
WHO estimates that there were about 500,000 new MDR-TB cases in the world in 2011 and about nine per cent of them are extensively drug-resistant (XDR-TB).
The number of people receiving MDR-TB treatment globally, said the experts, remains shockingly low at less than one in five.
6-8) Immigrants to Canada from the Western Pacific may be at a higher risk for MDR-TB due to Beijing/W strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
MDR-TB in children is another under accounted and underrepresented galloping issue -- with intolerably painful and very long duration drug regimens.
While the number of MDR-TB patients treated increased to
Drug-resistant forms of TB -- MDR-TB and XDR-TB and TB/HIV -- are global health priorities.
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