Lilly: Taking the Fight to MDR-TB

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Lilly: Taking the Fight to MDR-TB

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Indonesia registers about 7,000 new cases of #MDRTB each year. How can the developed world step up to help? http://ow.ly/H1gE2

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:05am

CAMPAIGN: Lilly Global Health Programs

CONTENT: Blog

Today's guest blog comes from Lilly's vice president of Global Health Programs, Evan Lee, M.D.

“Americans can no longer afford to be indifferent to the rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis.”

That’s the conclusion of an excellent op-ed in the International New York Times this week, penned by a journalist who recently visited Indonesia to investigate the impact of this disease. The country registers about 7,000 new cases of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) each year.

Read on for more about why even when the cost of medicine is free of charge, many don't complete the treatment.

Keywords: Health & Healthcare | Eli Lilly & Company | Lilly | Lilly MDR-TB Partnership | MDR-TB | World Health Organization (WHO) | multi-drug resistent tuberculosis | tuberculosis | tuberculosis (MDR-TB)

CAMPAIGN: Lilly Global Health Programs

CONTENT: Blog

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