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Presentation: Drug-resistant TB in South Africa

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In this presentation, Dr. Norbert Ndjeka, director of the Department of Health’s DR-TB, TB & HIV division, presents the latest drug-resistant TB figures.

Given at a media briefing by Medicines Sans Frontieres, the presentation outlines the latest figures on both multi drug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa. The PowerPoint presentation notes that while the country continues to diagnose more drug-resistant TB cases through the roll out of GeneXpert technology, large gaps exist between those patients diagnosed and those treated.

Download the presentation: Strategic overview of MDR and XDR TB in South Africa

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