New Treatment Regimen Brings Hope for MDR-TB Patients
Hundreds of thousands of patients with multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a form of TB infection caused by bacteria that are resistant to powerful drugs used to cure the disease, suddenly have reason to hope. The World Health Organization (WHO) has just cleared a new shortened treatment regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) which carries grave risks for nearly half a million people who developed a condition that killed 190,000 people in 2014.
Helping Indonesia’s Health Workers Through a Crisis
Ibu Rizka is trained for the worst. She has seen patients in their darkest hours and endured the agony of searching for colleagues who don’t report to work after disasters, their fates unknown. Now, the Indonesian emergency room nurse and Disaster and Crisis Management Coordinator is coping with the aftermath of more tragedy, following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Central Sulawesi on September 28.