Osh project, fighting TB
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s biggest global health crises. Killing 1.7 million people in 2016, TB is the world’s deadliest infectious disease (WHO).

Obsolete treatments, the lack of an effective vaccine, and the lack of suitable diagnostic tools make it difficult to control the global TB epidemic. Some gains have been made in recent years; the first new TB drugs in half a century and the trial of a shorter course of treatment for drug-resistant TB. But the harsh reality remains - more than 10 million people fell sick with TB in 2016 and 600,000 developed drug-resistant TB , which is much harder to treat. The majority go undiagnosed and therefore untreated.

Tuberculosis

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MSF HIV Testing Clinic's in Conakry
Access to medicines

HIV and TB treatment at risk as countries gradually lose Global Fund support

Press Release 13 Nov 2018
 
TB programs in Gulf Province and Port Moresby
Tuberculosis

High prices restrict access to best drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment

Press Release 23 Oct 2018
 
Sibongile Xesha - MSF Treatment For TB in South Africa
Tuberculosis

DR-TB Drugs Under the Microscope, 5th Edition (Abridged)

msfaccess.org 22 Oct 2018
 
MSF TB Treatment in Mumbai, India
Tuberculosis

Global leaders must make bold commitments at first-ever UN tuberculosis summit

Press Release 25 Sep 2018
 
TB treatments yield promising results in the Chechen Republic
Tuberculosis

Open Letter to J&J: Calling for affordable access to critical TB drug bedaquiline

msfaccess.org 17 Sep 2018
 
Insein clinic, for treatment for HIV, TB, and Hepatitis C in Yangon. By Alessandro Penso, Feb 2018.
Tuberculosis

MSF applauds World Health Organization’s recommendation of improved tuberculosis treatment options

Press Release 17 Aug 2018
 
Insein clinic, for treatment for HIV, TB, and Hepatitis C in Yangon. By Alessandro Penso, Feb 2018.
Tuberculosis

Last-minute pressure to drop language on protecting access to affordable medicines from TB Summit declaration negotiations

Press Release 20 Jul 2018
 
Tuberculosis

EndTB: Bedaquiline- and delamanid- containing regimens achieve excellent interim treatment response without safety concerns

endtb.org 13 Jul 2018
 
Tuberculosis

TB Online: Activists call on Johnson & Johnson to drop the price of bedaquiline

tbonline.info 13 Jul 2018
fieldresearch.msf.org

We produce important research based on our field experience. So far, we have published articles in over 100 peer-reviewed journals. These articles have often changed clinical practice and have been used for humanitarian advocacy. Read all our Tuberculosis-related articles on our dedicated Field Research website.

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Osh project, fighting TB