Call for New TB Treatment for SA

Author:
eNews Channel Africa
Publisher:
eNews Channel Africa
Publication Date:
22 January 2013
Tags:
Tuberculosis, South Africa

Doctors without Borders is calling for the approval of a breakthrough treatment for Multi-Drug Resistant TB to be fast-tracked in South Africa. The US conditionally approved Bedaquiline - the first new TB drug to be developed in 50 years - at the end of 2012.