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Category : TB
Drug Resistance Threatens Treatment of TB Kenya Today, Pg. 11
Monday, 25 Jul 2011

The National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development says Rift Valley province ranks low in the availability of tuberculosis services with only 30 per cent of the facilities offering TB services.

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TB Tests Done at Private Clinics ‘Not Accurate’ Daily Nation, Pg. 9
Monday, 25 Jul 2011

Kenya is among 16 countries which use blood tests for Tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis – an option that has long been opposed by the World Health Organization for its ‘unacceptable level of wrong results’. According to the head of the National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Programme in Ke

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Tuberculosis Blood Tests Dangerous, WHO Warns Business Daily, Pg. 6
Thursday, 21 Jul 2011

The World Health Organization calls for an immediate halt to the use of blood tests for detection of active tuberculosis, saying overwhelming evidence show the blood tests produced an unacceptable level of wrong results.

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TB Patient Jailed a Year to Force Him Take Drugs
Monday, 11 Jul 2011

A 28 year old herdsman is jailed for a year where he will be made to undergo treatment after refusing to take his tuberculosis medicine.

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Medics Take Steps to Prevent Spread of Contagious Diseases Kenya Today, Pg. 13
Monday, 20 Jun 2011

According to Victor Were, a clinical officer in Western Kenya’s Mumias town, over-crowded and poorly ventilated clinics pose a big risk to health workers and with many health workers bogged down by heavy workloads and, therefore, even those who are infected with TB stay for long without tre

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Kenya Ranks 13th with High Global Tuberculosis Burden The East African, Pg. 34
Monday, 06 Jun 2011

According to the Kenya Service Provision Assessment, Kenya hold the 13th position out of 22 countries with a high tuberculosis burden globally, with the disease taking its greatest toll among the most productive age group of 15-44 years.

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Failure to Complete Treatment Slowing Down War on Tuberculosis Daily Nation, Pg. 19
Thursday, 26 May 2011

Dr. James Alouch, a chest specialist at the Nairobi hospital says TB treatment should be improved if Kenya hopes to achieve a millennium development goal target that calls for halting and reversing the prevalence of the disease by 2015, and identifies problems hindering the prevention, treatment

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TB Patients Face Severe Drugs Shortage The Standard, Pg. 8
Wednesday, 25 May 2011

An alert has been raised by the TB action group advocacy advisor Lucy Chesire who says that about 9,000 tuberculosis patients are yet to be put on treatment following a severe shortage of drugs, and estimate the number of people likely to be sharing drugs as being about 45,000 owing to the interr

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