TB cases in Busia on the decline – official - News Summed Up

TB cases in Busia on the decline – official


Busia has recorded a drastic drop in tuberculosis cases over five years, county TB coordinator Mary Asoyong has said. She attributed the drop in cases in Busia to improved surveillance of drug resistant TB, noting that survey sites have helped detect many such cases. Misoi said Kenya targets to wipe out TB by 2030 through intensive advocacy and partnerships with various organisations such as Komesha TB. Busia county health promotion coordinator Nelson Andanje said although treatment for TB is free, the government spends nearly Sh2 million to treat a drug resistant TB patient and over Sh25,000 for normal TB. On leprosy, Asoyong said Busia recorded few cases during the period under review.


Source: The Star March 08, 2021 18:56 UTC



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