Pharma 5: Total commitment in the fight against Tuberculosis

 Pharma 5, Total commitment, for more than 25 years, in the fight against Tuberculosis in Morocco

Pharma 5 is the leading supplier of the State of anti-tuberculosis treatments for over than 25 years and is actively fighting this disease. The Laboratory thus participates alongside the public authorities in the national effort to raise awareness and treatment of this disease, which is still very present in Morocco.

Pharma 5 has patents filed in Morocco, Africa and Europe.

In 1992, Pharma 5 Laboratory put on the market treatments 10 times cheaper than those existing at the time, with the same quality, efficiency and safety as the original treatments.

Since 2013, and in order to fight against the increase in resistance that makes the care even more difficult, Pharma 5 has also put on the market the latest generation of drugs with several active ingredients such as RIP-K3® et ERIP-K4®.

 

World Tuberculosis Day

  • In commemoration of the day Dr. Koch announced his discovery
  • Designed to raise public awareness of the global Tuberculosis epidemic, seeking to encourage everyone’s commitment to stopping Tuberculosis

First World TB Day in 1982, with an annual occurrence since 1997 with a dedicated theme each year.

 

PHARMA 5 news in Tuberculosis

On the occasion of the World Day against Tuberculosis, Pharma 5 took part, on Thursday, March 22 at the Moulay Youssef Hospital of Casablanca, in a day of information and communication on this disease which continues to prevail in Morocco.

Initiated in partnership with the association “SOS Tuberculosis and respiratory diseases”, this day was an opportunity to organize training sessions for the general practitioners and paramedical staff of the region and to raise awareness and detect the population of Casa-Anfa prefecture.


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What is TUBERCULOSIS ? 

Tuberculosis is a disease caused by the tubercle bacillus (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), which most commonly affects the lungs. It is transmitted during the expectoration of bronchial secretion droplets by people with tuberculosis.

In a healthy person, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis infection is often asymptomatic because the immune system “traps” the bacillus.

 

How the transmission happens ?

The bacillus of Koch is generally present in the family or professional circle of a patient with pulmonary tuberculosis. When coughing or sneezing, the disease is transmitted by air to a healthy subject.

1 untreated patient can infect 10 to 15 people in one year

 

What are the symptoms ?

When it occurs, pulmonary tuberculosis is manifested by:

  • Cough with persistent sputum more than two weeks (sometimes bloody sputum)
  • Fever and sweats especially nocturnal
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Chest pain

 

Treatment

Tuberculosis is a disease that can be treated and cured.

It is estimated that the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis saved 53 million lives between 2000 and 2016 worldwide.

In Morocco, diagnosis and treatment are free in all hospitals and health services under the Ministry of Health.


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