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Successful fight against tuberculosis in south-western Russia

Containers of DOTS medication ready to be dispensed to patients
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Healthier patients are treated either at the local clinic or home. The course may involve taking multiple medicines several times a day for months — the shortest course is six to eight months. Drugs were initially provided by WHO. Now the district pays for the medicines, which are free to all patients.

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