Field research in humanitarian medical programmes. Treatment of a cohort of tuberculosis patients using the Manyatta regimen in a conflict zone in South Sudan.

@article{Keus2003FieldRI,
  title={Field research in humanitarian medical programmes. Treatment of a cohort of tuberculosis patients using the Manyatta regimen in a conflict zone in South Sudan.},
  author={Kees Keus and Stan C Houston and Yosef Melaku and Simon Burling},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2003},
  volume={97 6},
  pages={614-8}
}
This is a descriptive report of a pilot project of tuberculosis (TB) treatment in a conflict zone. A TB programme was implemented by Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF)-Holland in a semi-nomadic population in a very insecure and underdeveloped area of Upper Nile province in Southern Sudan. Outcome measures were operational feasibility, default rate, and sputum smear conversion at 4 months. A cohort of TB patients was admitted over a 10-week period (July-September 2001). Adherence strategy, project… CONTINUE READING

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