Fruit-Flavoured Drugs to Cut Child TB Deaths
Many children with TB do not complete their treatment because they have to take several bitter-tasting medicines every day for at least six months.
South Africa: Cough Up Money for TB, Demand Protesters
GroundUp, 3 December 2015
"Cough up money" for tuberculosis (TB) was the main demand of over a thousand people who marched from Keizersgracht Street to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)… Read more »
Nation, 3 December 2015
Young ones suffering from tuberculosis will now be treated with what the Ministry of Health and an NGO are calling child-friendly medicines. Read more »
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 2 December 2015
Children will be more likely to survive tuberculosis (TB), the world's most deadly infectious disease, once new strawberry- and raspberry-flavoured medicines are available early… Read more »
New tuberculosis medication aimed specifically at children.
TB Alliance, 2 December 2015
Medication simplifies and improves treatment for 1 million children with TB Medicines come in dispersible fixed-dose combinations at the correct dosages; tablets no longer need to… Read more »
MSF, 2 December 2015
Urgent phase-out needed for outdated policies of mandatory hospitalisation, re-treatment regimens that contribute to drug resistance, and sub-optimal diagnosis Read more »