A powerful public-private partnership for good [So Africa]

Author: Andrew Gillingham, Sunday Times, So Africa , Published on: 8 May 2011

...sanofi-aventis...decided that the fight against TB was its fight, together with government and other partners. John Fagan, general manager at sanofi-aventis South Africa, said the company...formed part of the fight against TB, as this was a natural expression of the company's philosophy...WHO...found that "directly observed treatment" (DOT) is the answer. This is where friends, family and members of the community ensure that people take their medication by visiting patients each day...sanofi-aventis has trained 45 000 DOT supporters and all the centres have been established. "The cure rates have increased in the health districts in which we operate...The programme has resulted in a sustainable infrastructure that we are in the process of handing over to the Department of Health so it can make best use of its capabilities in the future"...

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