Treatment of drug-resistant TB
Resistance to TB drugs is a formidable obstacle to effective TB care and prevention globally. Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) is multifactorial and fuelled by improper treatment of patients, poor management of supply and quality of drugs, and airborne transmission of bacteria in public places. Case management becomes difficult and the challenge is compounded by catastrophic economic and social costs that patients incur while seeking help and on treatment.
News, events and announcements
Rapid diagnostic test and shorter, cheaper treatment signal new hope for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients
New WHO recommendations aim to speed up detection and improve treatment outcomes for multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) through use of a novel rapid diagnostic test and a shorter, cheaper treatment regimen.
Updates on situation of drug-resistant TB in Papua New Guinea, with special emphasis on Daru Island
This document provides an update on the progress made since May 2015 and WHO's position to further support the country's efforts
WHO is currently updating this Guideline and convened a meeting of the Guideline Development Group in Geneva, Switzerland from 9 to 11 November 2015
WHO is currently updating this guidance and convened a meeting of the Guideline Development Group in Geneva, Switzerland from 12 to 13 November 2015