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Podcast: "All I need is a metre of rope"

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Despite ranking alongside HIV as the leading cause of death by infectious disease, the global response to TB has been found wanting.

Because the drugs used in standard treatments have not changed in over 40 years, they are becoming less and less effective due to increasingly high levels of resistance from the bacteria.

In the seventh episode of Everyday Emergency, Australian doctor Amrita Ronnachit discusses her time battling the bacteria in Uzbekistan, and the case of one patient who struggled with his treatment.

Read more about Amrita's mission to Uzbekistan on her blog.
 

Amrita's photoblog from Uzbekistan

 

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