Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB Partnership
“A dedicated commitment towards re-investing in our local community.”
The South African MDR-TB Partnership has a long history, starting in 2003. It was created specifically to address the threat of MDR-TB in support of a global Lilly initiative. Ten years later, after multiple interviews and discussions, we decided to broaden the partnership‘s initial scope of healthcare-provider training, and to include work that will contribute to improving treatment outcomes for people with MDR-TB. Although, Lilly no longer produces TB medication, the partnership remains an area of corporate social responsibility that we are very passionate about. We are currently focusing on the two provinces with the highest burden of MDR-TB: KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape.
Our current partners:
- International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA)
- The Donald Woods Foundation
- King Dinzulu Hospital Complex Out-patient Clinic
- KwaZulu Natal Branch of the Red Cross Society