New Treatment Gives Hope to Patients with Hardest Forms of TB

In the final week of June, USAID and the Kyrgyz Republic shared a tremendous achievement in the battle against Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB). Doctors pronounced the first two XDR-TB patients undergoing new individualized treatment regimens to be cured. This exciting victory stands in contrast to the stark reality of the 90% treatment failure rate ...
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Kyrgyzstan Continues to Adopt Innovations in the Fight against Tuberculosis

Bishkek – Each year, we recognize World Tuberculosis Day on March 24. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) works with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to fight this deadly infectious disease. Following a new roadmap on improving prevention and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) developed with USAID’s support, the Kyrgyz Republic is adopting new treatment ...
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Patients with Drug-Resistant TB across Kyrgyzstan Start More Effective Treatment

The Ministry of Health and USAID’s Challenge TB project started to enroll patients with drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB) in new, more effective and shorter treatments nationwide. The new treatments are cheaper with fewer side effects than the previously-used standard treatment. Patients with multidrug-resistant TB will be enrolled in a shorter treatment that takes only ...
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New Shorter Treatment for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

On October 26, 2017, the National Tuberculosis Center confirmed that the first six people completed a new, shorter treatment regimen for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB). The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is working with local partners to bring this new regimen, recommended by the World Health Organization, to all TB patients in the ...
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Ministry of Health and USAID Recognize Journalists for Outstanding Coverage of Tuberculosis Issues

Bishkek – On November 25, the Ministry of Health and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will present awards to journalists who provided the best coverage of tuberculosis (TB) related issues in the Kyrgyz Republic. The award ceremony will start at 13:00 at the Republican Scientific Medical Library in Bishkek (Togolok Moldo, 1, ...
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USAID Improves Childhood and Adolescent TB Diagnosis and Treatment

Bishkek – USAID partners with the Kyrgyz Republic to overcome the challenges of diagnosing and managing childhood and adolescent tuberculosis (TB).  While many advances have been made in a fight against adult TB, children and adolescents remain very vulnerable to TB and significant challenges remain. In response to these challenges, the USAID Defeat TB Project , in partnership with ...
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