TB Fight Advances

TB Fight AdvancesTB Fight Advances

Balasubramaniam Murali, UNDP deputy resident representative in Iran, announced the establishment of 48 Tuberculosis (TB) laboratories with modern diagnostic equipment in the country. For the first time, 4 Genexpert devices to identify patients with drug-resistant TB disease are available in the country, IRNA reported. The country’s TB treatment success rate was 85% in 2012, higher than the TB control joint program’s goal. “Although for eradication of the disease we should continue cooperation till 2050,” Murali said.