MSF TB Treatment in Mumbai, India
We fill gaps in India’s health system and provide medical care to people who would otherwise struggle to access it.

MSF has a number of long-standing projects in India, which we run in conjunction with the state authorities to address existing healthcare needs and emerging public health concerns.

We also run mobile clinics in remote areas of the country, where even preventable, treatable conditions such as malaria can assume life-threatening proportions.

Our teams are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in the country, including running a 100-bed field hospital in Bihar state.

Key Activities

In 2019
Kala azar-HIV co-infection in Bihar, Animated explainer | ENG

Explaining kala azar-HIV co-infection

Have you heard of kala azar?

Kala azar is a neglected but potentially fatal tropical disease. India accounts for 30 per cent of cases worldwide.

This short animation explains what kala azar is, how it relates to HIV, and what we are doing in response.

Since 80 per cent of India's kala azar cases are reported in Bihar, we set up a programme there in 2007.

People living with HIV are particularly vulnerable to kala azar, so since 2016 we have been focusing on treating patients co-infected with the two diseases, in partnership with the Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences (RMRIMS) in Patna, Bihar.

Access to medicines

Don't swallow this pill

Project Update 20 Jan 2011

Indian Prime Minister must resist European pressure to trade away health

Press Release 12 Jan 2011

Meet the first MSF patient to have recovered from XDR-TB

Project Update 23 Dec 2010

Mental health activities halted due to increasing violence and new curfew in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Project Update 17 Sep 2010

MSF launches intervention in Mumbai, India, to tackle sharp malaria increase

Project Update 19 Aug 2010

MSF responds to the needs of flash flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Press Release 10 Aug 2010

Victory for access to medicines as valganciclovir patent is rejected in India

Press Release 6 May 2010

Surviving TB - before and after in India

Project Update 21 Apr 2010

Flood waters in India recede but humanitarian needs remain

Project Update 19 Oct 2009

Severe floods leave millions homeless in southern India

Project Update 7 Oct 2009

MSF response to India's rejection of patents on key HIV/AIDS drugs

Press Release 2 Sep 2009

Valganciclovir patent set aside in India

Project Update 4 Dec 2008

Contact us

Treating kala azar-HIV co-infection in Bihar, India
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