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
- Date April 27, 2015
- Tags Project-specific material