South Africa Hailed for 'Revolutionary' Step in Treating TB

Doctors Without Borders has welcomed the South African National Department of Health's announcement that it would use bedaquiline, a promising new oral medicine, instead of injectable medication with harmful side effects. Adolescents and adults suffering from multidrug-resistant  tuberculosis will be administered the treatment as part of their standard regimen.

A South African XDR-TB patient receiving his Bedaquiline and delamanid.

Simbongile’s current DR-TB regimen: bedaquiline, linezolid, clofazimine, terizidone, levofloxacin, pyrazinamide.

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