After almost 40 years, there's now a shorter treatment for TB

The current standard treatment for drug-susceptible tuberculosis runs for six months. The trial for a four-month treatment still needs the World Health Organization's review and recommendations to be adopted for wider use.

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  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.