New Guide to Shorter Regimen for Treating DR-TB

DR-TB STAT + TAG brief: Is Shorter Better? Understanding the Shorter Regimen For Treating Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

“Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) is a growing problem around the world, and is difficult to treat. In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended a shorter regimen for treating MDR-TB. Now, data from a randomized controlled trial are available. The Drug-Resistant TB Treatment Scale-up Action Team (DR-TB STAT) and Treatment Action Group (TAG) released a new brief explaining what the shorter regimen is, who can receive it, and its advantages and disadvantages.”

Read the full brief here