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A Jinja Regional Referral Hospital staff member receives redistributed TB medicines from Lira Regional Referral Hospital.Photo credit: Benjamin Atwine/MSH

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a critical public health problem in Uganda, where the prevalence of MDR-TB in 2015 was an estimated 1.6% among newly diagnosed TB cases and 12% among previously treated TB cases. Uninterrupted access to treatment is necessary to prevent a more serious form of MDR-TB, ensure that the treatment works, and help prevent drug resistance. However, the months-long treatment, plus side effects such as nausea and vomiting, causes some patients to abandon the regimen.

 The USAID SAFEMed Activity in Ukraine launched an innovative public private partnership to improve the distribution of antiretrovirals for HIV and TB medications.

The rates of HIV and TB in Ukraine are high, yet some regions lack access to enough medicines for these and other conditions. The country has the second-largest HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Tuberculosis, which is the leading cause of death among infectious diseases in Ukraine, is especially dangerous due to the high estimated number of patients with multidrug-resistant TB.

{Crédit photo : Les Angles d’Afrique}Dr. Pétas Akogbéto et l’Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis Patricia Mahoney.Crédit photo : Les Angles d’Afrique

To read this article in English, please click here.Depuis les premiers cas confirmés de la COVID-19 le 17 mars 2020, le Bénin a pris des mesures importantes pour lutter contre la pandémie.Afin de soutenir le pays dans ce combat, l’Activité de Services de Santé Intégrés de l’Agence des Etats-Unis pour le Développement International (USAID), mise en œuvre par Management Sciences for Health, a aidé les départements de l’Alibori, de l’Atacora, de l’Ouémé et du Plateau dans la cr&

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