DMITRY Story: “I have nowhere to go.”
We are working with the Ministry of Health in Belarus to improve adherence to treatment for patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and a dependence on substances such as alcohol.

According to WHO's latest report, Belarus is listed as a multidrug-resistant TB high burden country. We are supporting the Ministry of Health in four TB facilities across Minsk city and region. Minsk is also a site for two clinical studies into shorter, innovative TB regimens which use newer TB drugs, TB PRACTECAL and endTB.

In Orsha, teams also treat inmates of a prison with DR-TB and co-infections such as hepatitis C, for which they receive direct-acting antiviral drugs.

In 2019
Andrey and Polina TB Patients
This experience has changed our outlook on life. Polina, a patient taking part in MSF's TB trial

Tackling TB together

 
DMITRY Story: “I have nowhere to go.”
Belarus

TB patients improve treatment adherence with psychological and social support

Project Update 10 Oct 2019
 
‘My doctors told me – this is the only chance’ - First Patient Finishes Treatment at MSF's TB Project in Belarus
Belarus

“My doctors told me it was my only chance”

Voices from the Field 15 Sep 2017
 
Belarus

Head of MSF mission remains missing - relief operations resume in Ingushetia

Press Release 10 Sep 2002