1. Epidemiology and Global Health
  2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
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Point of View: Tuberculosis innovations mean little if they cannot save lives

  1. Madhukar Pai  Is a corresponding author
  2. Jennifer Furin
  1. McGill University, Canada
  2. Manipal University, India
  3. Harvard Medical School, United States
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Cite this article as: eLife 2017;6:e25956 doi: 10.7554/eLife.25956
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Cumulative number of GeneXpert instrument modules and Xpert MTB/RIF cartridges procured under concessional pricing since 2010.

As of 31 December 2016, a total of 6,659 GeneXpert instruments (comprising 29,865 modules) and 23,140,350 Xpert MTB/RIF cartridges had been procured in the public sector in 130 of the 145 countries eligible for concessional pricing. Source: Cepheid & WHO (World Health Organization, 2017a).

Progress in bedaquiline (BDQ) and delamanid (DLM) global uptake by month compared with estimated need (goal).

Source: DR-TB STAT (DR-TB STAT, 2017).


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