GDF products enable physicians to treat patients according to the latest WHO treatment guidelines. All GDF products are on the WHO Essential Medicines List, which facilitates registration and importation. The use of Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) tablets greatly contributes to rational drug use and assists in effective implementation and expansion of the STOP TB Strategy. FDC tablets reduce the number of tablets a patient needs to take, while avoiding mono-therapy and thereby reduce the risks of developing Multidrug-Resistant TB (MDR-TB).
End note: In my second year of Latin in high school, we were required to find twenty-five Latin word roots and for each root to find five English words containing the root. This exercise not only helped to increase my vocabulary, but it gave me a valuable insight into the way many English words are constructed. As technology advances, new words are coined to cover some new idea or thing, and often these words are created from existing roots. A little root knowledge here can therefore help us to begin to understand a new word even before we read about its meaning.