Osh project, fighting TB
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s biggest global health crises. Killing 1.5 million people in 2020, TB is the world’s second deadliest infectious disease after COVID-19 (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 (DR-TB). But the harsh reality remains - 10 million people fell sick with TB in 2020 and nearly half a million developed DR-TB, which is much harder to treat. Only about one-third of people with DR-TB accessed treatment in 2020. The majority go undiagnosed and therefore untreated.

Tuberculosis

Quick facts about tuberculosis

 
Dilaram, 33, a former TB-PRACTECAL clinical trial patient in Nukus
Tuberculosis

WHO approves MSF MDR-TB trial regimen, but prices must come down

Press Release 4 May 2022
 
DR-TB Project Hargeisa Somaliland
Photo Story

Healing from drug-resistant tuberculosis in Somaliland

29 Apr 2022
Photo Story
 
 Surayo with her son Zainidin
Tajikistan

Helping kids to beat TB in Tajikistan

Project Update 23 Mar 2022
 
Patients - Doris Goodwin Hospital
Tuberculosis

Clinical trial results offer hope to DR-TB patients with short, effective treatment

Press Release 20 Oct 2021
 
DR TB treatment in India
Tuberculosis

EndTB clinical trial for multidrug-resistant TB completes enrolment

Press Release 18 Oct 2021
 
IRAQ: Tackling multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, one patient at a time
Iraq

Tackling multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, one patient at a time

Project Update 29 Sep 2021
 
Zhytomyr TB photographs
Ukraine

Fighting tuberculosis with medication, mental health and social support

Project Update 19 Sep 2021
 
Addressing the ocean of gaps in the treatment of tuberculosis in children and adolescents
Access to medicines

Lifesaving TB medicines still out of reach for children in high-burden countries

Press Release 3 Sep 2021
 
Addressing the ocean of gaps in the treatment of tuberculosis in children and adolescents
Tuberculosis

Sustainable solutions for children and adolescents at risk of drug-resistant tuberculosis

Project Update 30 Mar 2021
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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