Tracking down TB treatment defaulters in Lesotho
Lesotho has the fourth highest tuberculosis (TB) rate in the world and drug-resistant TB is a serious problem. A major cause of this drug resistance is patients not correctly completing their treatment regime.
Health workers travel long distances by motorbike across rough terrain to find patients who are unwilling to complete their treatment.
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11 Aug 2011
- From the section World News TV