Zimbabwe: The Agony of Multi-Drug Resistant TB

Zimbabwe is struggling to deal with an increase in cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. Cases of the disease nearly doubled in 2012 compared to 2011.
  • Zimbabwe:   The Agony of Multi-Drug Resistant TB

    Zimbabwe Standard, 28 April 2013

    Zimbabwe is grappling with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) which has become a major health problem, as patients fail to respond to the traditional first-line TB drugs. Read more »

Photo: WHO

Tuberculosis medication (file photo).

  • Zimbabwe:   MDR-TB Detected in Mash West

    The Herald, 27 April 2013

    AT least nine cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis have been detected in two districts of Mashonaland West province amid fears that the strain could be widespread. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Time to Act Now On MDR-TB

    The Herald, 26 March 2013

    After two grueling years of treatment, Chipo Mhlanga, 48 (not her real name) is one of the first patients in Zimbabwe to be successfully treated of multi-drug resistant… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Deadly TB - Act Now

    The Herald, 29 March 2012

    Alarming new data suggest that the global scope of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is much more vast than previously estimated, requiring a concerted international… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Global Fund Releases U.S.$84 Million for Zim

    The Herald, 3 October 2012

    About 10 000 more people living with HIV and Aids countrywide will be put on anti-retroviral drugs before the end of the year following the disbursement of US$84 million from Round… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Test Teachers for TB

    The Herald, 13 April 2012

    A Harare city councillor has proposed that pre-school teachers be tested for HIV, TB and other communicable diseases. Councillor for Ward 36, Joyce Kariwo, was contributing to… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Legislators Urged to Help Fight TB

    The Herald, 28 July 2011

    PARLIAMENTARIANS should advocate policies that help the fight against tuberculosis, chairman of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health, Dr David Parirenyatwa, has said. Read more »

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