BBC Reports on TB drug for children

According to the World Health Organization, in 2014 an estimated 140,000 children worldwide died from tuberculosis (TB), and nearly one million children contract the infectious disease per year. Cases of TB in Africa are higher than any other continent. Until recently, there was no pill designed specifically to treat children with TB, and many caregivers would give up on treatment as the medicine used to treat adults was difficult to dispense to children. However, the world’s first drug specifically designed to treat TB in children has just been launched in Kenya. Expected to boost survival, other countries will begin to follow Kenya’s lead over the coming years.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-37485202

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