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Delays in the roll out of daily FDCs in India.

April 28, 2016
Dear All, MSF is concerned about the delay in the pilot rollout of daily FDCs for the treatment of DS-TB under the RNTCP (Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme)in India. Delays due to drug procurement at the central level continue and the pilot of daily FDCs drug regimens planned in 104 ...
Advocacy & Education

Reply to Open access: IJID article on access to new and repurposed TB drugs

March 27, 2015
Dear Lindsay, Great article thanks for sharing. The MSF Access Campaign, updated their issue brief "Ready Set Slowdown" which compliments this article by looking at Bedaquiline, Delamanid, clofazimine and Linezolid and highlights that various actions that need to be taken by manufacturers, countries and other global health actors to ensure ...

Help TB activist #DefeatTheSilence and get her hearing back with implant surgery

Jan. 6, 2015
Four years ago, a 24 year old XDR patient from South Africa lost her hearing due to the side effects of the drugs she had to take during a harrowing three-year journey to conquer extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). Despite her deafness, she pushed ahead to become a vocal national and ...
Advocacy & Education

Reply to Free bedaquiline for 100 countries

Dec. 16, 2014
This a very interesting and stimulating discussion. With regards to the comments about the lack of R&D and new drugs in the pipeline, the MSF access campaign completely agrees that the TB drug pipeline is very worrying. Although we have 2 new drugs that have been registered, they have been ...

Reply to Suggestions for Next Year Panels at DR-TB communities

Dec. 19, 2013
Thanks Masoud these look great topics. Would the XDR-TB panel include compassionate use or maybe it would benefit from it's own panel? Grania

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