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Cured patients help in TB treatment in Tanzania

Close-up of hands of a pharmacist cutting blister packs of TB treatment tablets with a small scissor.
WHO/Evelyn Hockstein

In many parts of the world, TB patients travel daily to a health facility to receive their medication. Not so for most of the residents of Kibaha, because Tumbi Hospital is too far away. Patients generally pick up their medicines monthly and learn to take the drugs on their own with support from their families and Upendo’s community health workers.

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