TB drug designed for children launched in Kenya

TB drug designed for children launched in Kenya
 

The world's first drug specifically designed to treat tuberculosis in children has been launched in Kenya.
The new pill is a combination of three drugs used to treat tuberculosis, mixed in the right dosage, and is fruit-flavoured to appeal to children.
Until now, the global TB Alliance says pills designed for adults have been split to get the dosage for children.
Every year, about a million children fall ill with TB, which is the world's deadliest infectious disease.
More on this and other African stories In 2014, an estimated 140,000 children died of TB, according to global figures from... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 31
Source: BBC
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