Tuberculosis is notoriously difficult to treat in areas where resources for medicine and doctors are scarce. Supplies and personnel are doubtless important, but effective patient management is especially necessary when it comes to TB. As we all know from having taken antibiotics, finishing the entirety of the prescription, even if you feel better, is crucial to defeating the infection. For those infected with MDR-TB, this is even more critical. When follow-up care can't be easily implemented, the success of treatment programs is tenuous at best.