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GPS_2008_HEAL_Noncompliance_of_Tuberculosis_Treatment

Date

2008

Abstract

With 1.8 million new cases of TB in India each year, resulting in nearly 1,000 deaths each day, Tuberculosis is a rapidly increasing epidemic in rural India. Though multiple treatment options exist, a lack of compliance has resulted in the continuous spread of the disease and drug resistance. Cultural barriers are the main hurdle that must be overcome in order to achieve proper medical compliance. Through collaboration with the National Tuberculosis Institute and the implementation of educational programs that have been designed around the native cultures, we plan to reinforce the importance of following a treatment regimen.

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Heal the World

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Heal the World

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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Non-Compliance of Tuberculosis Treatment in Tamil Nadu, India


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