New TB treatment for children

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New TB treatment for children

#1 Post by auntiebi0tic » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:12 pm

This is excellent news and changes the way children are now treated for tuberculosis

More than one million treatment courses have been ordered.
93 countries and counting have adopted the improved medicines. These countries account for 75% of the global pediatric TB burden.
The improved medicines are prequalified by the World Health Organization.
TB Alliance research helped better define the pediatric TB market, reinvigorating partner involvement in the field.
Parents and caregivers no longer need to crush pills intended for adults to approximate the proper dose for a child.

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