• Effectiveness and safety of 20+ months treatment regimen for Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis in Manzini Region, Swaziland

      Verdecchia, Maria; MSF-OCA (2018-07)
      Objectives Primary:  To describe outcomes of all patients started on the national MDR-TB treatment protocol in Matsapha & Mankayane by the MSF Manzini Project, Swaziland since its inception in 2011. Secondary:  To identify any difference in outcomes between HIV-co-infected and non-co-infected MDR-TB patients.  To identify risk factors associated with poor outcomes (loss to follow up, treatment failure and death).  To evaluate time to culture conversion.  To evaluate time to poor outcomes (loss to follow up, treatment failure and death).