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Kenya First Country to introduce Child friendly Tuberculosis medication


childKenya has become as the first country in the world to launch new child-friendly medicines for treatment of Tuberculosis (TB).

The drugs are strawberry flavoured and dissolve in water to make it easy for children to swallow.

The number of tablets given to children has also been reduced by half, from eight to four pills daily.

The Ministry of Health said the new drugs, which will be rolled out countrywide by October 1, will be given to children depending on the child’s weight

About 7,000 children are currently infected with TB in the country.