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[Correspondence] Conflict and drug-resistant tuberculosis in Ukraine

25 Oct 2014

The UN released a report on Aug 29 about the worsening situation for human rights in the conflict region of Ukraine. An average of 36 people are killed every day and at least 260 000 people have been displaced from this region. Ed Holt in The Lancet (Aug 30, p 735) reported about the threat to medical staff, equipment, and essential drugs, including for tuberculosis. Ukraine is one of the 27 countries in the world with a high burden of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis and in 2012, there were an estimated 6800 new cases in the country.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet