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United Nation's TV Reports on MDR-TB Care in Swaziland

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Published on Apr 15, 2012

By the end of the day today, close to 5,000 people will have lost their lives to tuberculosis. Now a form of TB that is difficult to treat, is causing increasing concern. Multidrug-resistant TB often occurs when patients don't complete their initial treatment or when the incorrect medicine is prescribed by their doctors. It's on the increase in the small Southern African country of Swaziland, where health workers are making inroads in treating and caring for patients. As we hear from Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership, we need to do everything we can to dramatically reduce TB globally. We can do it in partnership, if we work together, we can find ways to prevent, diagnose and treat tuberculosis.

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