Government urged to find solutions for drug resistant TB

Government has been asked to find permanent solutions in dealing with the Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

This follows increased cases of the disease in the country.

Malawi Health Equity Network (MEHN) Executive Director George Jobe, said the only way to deal with such kind of disease is establishing a permanent team for research which will bring out the root cause.

“Mostly these issues are two way, sometimes people resort to stop taking the medication because the dosage is for many days but sometimes its because of a person’s genetic makeup,”Jobe said.

He further said government also needs time to go in the villages and sensitize the masses on the dangers of tuberculosis, stating that some people do not know how serious Tuberculosis is.

Jobe has therefore advised people in the country to follow good health measures to avoid the disease.

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