COVID Pushes Peru to Mobile TB Care

In Peru, doctors are convinced of a resurgence of tuberculosis.
 
Back in 2017, before the pandemic, the country already had the highest rate of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the Americas.
 
Peru’s pivot: Partners in Health’s TB Móvil program aims to add a fleet of mobile technology equipped TB units—which may also double as COVID testing units.  
 
But while TB is usually a top global health priority, most countries  haven’t been able to adequately adjust to fight both COVID and TB—and “we're going to see the effects of this pandemic for generations,” says Harvard Medical School’s Carole Mitnick says.

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