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KYRGYZSTAN: At Least 3,377 Drug-Resistant TB Cases Registered in Kyrgyzstan


24.Kg (Kyrgyzstan) (04.29.2013)

According to the National Phthisiology Center in Kyrgyzstan, the country reported 904 cases of drug-resistant TB for 2012 and a total of 3,377 since 2005. With support from the United Nations Development Program as part of the implementation of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria and UNITAID grants, Kyrgyzstan currently is treating approximately 1,740 patients with drug-resistant TB, but at least 380 others remain on a waiting list.


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