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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.

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.


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MSF response to India floods emergency

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Natural disasters

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The future of generic medicines made in India

Project Update 21 Apr 2005
Natural disasters

Asian tsunami: Overview of MSF activities in India, Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia

Project Update 31 Jan 2005
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MSF teams being readied for Asia earthquake disaster response

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Neglected diseases

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Project Update 25 Jul 2001

Post-earthquake intervention ending

Project Update 18 Mar 2001

MSF at the India earthquake - 2001

Project Update 18 Mar 2001

MSF expands efforts to 100 villages

Project Update 20 Feb 2001

Tonnage brought to India represents largest 'fly-in' response by MSF

Project Update 19 Feb 2001

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