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Advocates Raise Serious Concerns About Errors in the WHO Guidelines for the Treatment of Drug-Resistant TB

April 26, 2019 – On April 23, 2019, TAG and allied civil society organizations sent an open letter to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), raising shared concerns about urgent and specific technical errors in the WHO consolidated guidelines on drug resistant tuberculosis treatment released in March 2019. In the letter, TAG, Médecins sans Frontières, Partners in Health, Global Tuberculosis Community Advisory Board, Drug-Resistant TB Scale-Up Treatment Action Team, and the Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis requested immediate action and correction, and improvements to the WHO guideline development process to mitigate errors in the future.


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