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December 15, 2009

Tens of Millions of TB Patients Cured

"The cure rate goal for TB internationally has been reached for the first time since the target was set in 1991. Some 2.3 million people were cured of TB in 2008, and the cure rate of 87 percent exceeded the 85 percent global target. Much of the credit was given to aggressive implementation of Directly Observed Therapy, Short-course, or DOTS, the strategy of having health professionals witness first-hand that TB treatments are taken correctly."

Read more in NPIN, December 14, 2009.