Park PH, Magut C, Gardner A, O'yiengo DO, Kamle L, Langat BK, Buziba NG, Carter EJ. Increasing access to the MDR-TB surveillance programme through a collaborative model in western Kenya. Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH. 2012 Mar;17(17). 374-9. PMID: 22141433 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC3380550
Kenya, like many resource-constrained countries, has a single mycobacterial laboratory, centrally located in Nairobi, with capacity for drug-susceptibility testing (DST) - the gold standard in diagnosing drug-resistant tuberculosis. We describe and evaluate a novel operational design that attempts to overcome diagnostic delivery barriers.