First lady Peng leads fight against tuberculosis

Updated: 2016-03-24 07:56

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First lady Peng leads fight against tuberculosis

Peng Liyuan (C), China's first lady and the World Health Organization's goodwill ambassador for tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS,, attends an event to raise awareness for the prevention and cure of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, in Hainan University in Haikou, South China's Hainan province, March 29, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

The treatment for TB is highly subsidized, with that for common TB virtually free of charge, said Li Liang, a veteran TB specialist in Beijing.

But efforts need to be further enhanced, particularly with the multidrug-resistant TB, or MDR-TB.

The WHO's 2015 Global TB Report said only three in 10 TB patients in China receive proper laboratory diagnosis, and five in 100 of all estimated MDR-TB patients are reported to receive proper treatment.