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Decentralized diagnosis and treatment of DR-TB in Khayelitsha.

Project Description

In Khayelitsha, a township on the outskirts of Cape Town with a high prevalence of HIV, there are epidemic levels of DR-TB, including multi and extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR/XDR-TB). In late 2007, MSF and the local department of health (DoH) began piloting a decentralized model of care in Khayelitsha to enable clinically stable patients with DR-TB to be diagnosed and managed by clinicians in facilities at a primary health care (PHC) level.  The aim of this report is to provide updated outcomes of this decentralized programme, to share new successes regarding DR-TB patient care and support, and to provide insight into further improvements in the model of decentralized DR-TB care.

Download the full report here: Khay drtb_report_2015.pdf

Project Details

  • Date April 27, 2015
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