Funded by Stop TB Partnership TB REACH: People with TB in Ukraine are the first to receive groundbreaking new BPal drug regimen

23 November 2020, KIEV, UKRAINE / THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS: Ukraine is the first country in the world, under programmatic conditions, to provide tuberculosis (TB) patients with the groundbreaking new BPaL treatment. This three-drug treatment is meant for patients with extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) and is expected to have a higher success rate than previous treatments, doing away with painful daily injections. This deadly infectious disease currently ranks as the third cause of death in Ukraine among communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional diseases.

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By Stop TB Partnership

Published: Nov. 23, 2020, 3:03 p.m.

Last updated: Nov. 26, 2020, 3:09 p.m.

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