Pieter van Maaren.

Asian countries should strengthen health systems to address increasing drug-resistant tuberculosis World Health Company officials on Monday ahead of World TB Day time on March 24 said that Asian countries should increase attempts to strengthen wellness systems to address a rise in cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis, AFP/Google.com reviews 1 hour before . Pieter van Maaren, WHO regional adviser, said there have been 112,000 recorded situations of drug-resistant TB in China in 2007 and that figures for 2008 likely will be very similar.