Inmates from the Quezon City jail are processed during a mass screening for Tuberculosis (TB) in suburban Manila on June 15, 2015.
AFP / Jay Directo
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health said Monday it will implement a shorter treatment regimen for tuberculosis, which is seen to improve patient adherence to treatment.
Health Secretary Ted Herbosa said the agency wants to implement a four-month treatment regimen by the third quarter of 2023. Tuberculosis treatment takes at least six months.
“The World Health Organization recommended adopting a four-month treatment regimen, which is two months of certain drugs and another two months of a different set of drugs. This