Oyieng'o D, Park P, Gardner A, Kisang G, Diero L, Sitienei J, Carter J. Community-based treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: early experience and results from Western Kenya. Public health action. 2012 Jun 21;2(2). 38-42. PMID: 26392946 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4536652
In the light of the 2010 World Health Organization estimation of 650 000 cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) globally, the need to develop, implement and scale up MDR-TB treatment programs is clear. The need is greatest and urgent in resource-poor countries, such as Kenya, with a high TB burden and an anticipated rise in reported cases of MDR-TB with increasing access to drug susceptibility testing.