TB Unit achieves high cure rate

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Klerksdorp Record, Klerksdorp - The Klerksdorp/Tshepong (K/T) Hospital Complex achieved an 80% cure rate for XDR TB. The national department of Health on Drug Resistant TB outcomes for the 2015 XDR Patients Cohort, published in April 2018, shows that the North West province specifically Tshepong’s XDR TB Unit achieved an 80% cure
rate. This is a significant change from the previous world-wide accepted standard of a 20% cure rate.

To read the full story, read page 5 of our 17 August 2018 issue.