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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.

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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.


Interview with Martin Sloot

Voices from the Field 27 Oct 2008

Flood waters challenge logistics of providing care to victims of India's floods

Project Update 26 Sep 2008

MSF providing medical care and emergency distributions in Bihar, India

Project Update 5 Sep 2008

MSF teams reach flood-affected areas in Bihar State, India

Project Update 2 Sep 2008

More dead than alive - surviving kala azar

Project Update 24 Jul 2008
Project Update

MSF activities in the South Asia floods

Project Update 13 Aug 2007

The disease of the 'untouchables'

Project Update 10 Aug 2007

After Indian court ruling, MSF hands over petition with 420,000 signatures to Novartis

Press Release 8 Aug 2007

Indian court ruling in Novartis case protects India as the 'Pharmacy of the Developing World'

Project Update 6 Aug 2007
Access to medicines

Former Swiss president joins call for Novartis to drop its case in India

Project Update 16 Feb 2007

MSF issues 'Top Ten' most underreported humanitarian stories of 2006

Press Release 9 Jan 2007

Key dates on the Indian Patent Act and the Novartis Case

Project Update 20 Dec 2006

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

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