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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Paediatric TB Care - Dushanbe
Tuberculosis

Breaking the cycle: Paediatric DR-TB detection, care and treatment in Tajikistan

Report 17 May 2019
 
Osh project, fighting TB
Tuberculosis

Video innovation helps TB patients comply with their treatment

Voices from the Field 22 Mar 2019
 
2018 Union Conference - Johnson & Johnson (J&J) protest
Access to medicines

TB activists challenge patent in India, in bid to prevent J&J from extending monopoly

Press Release 8 Feb 2019
 
TB in Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Ukraine

A long and painful journey

exposure.co 13 Jan 2019
 
TB in Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Access to medicines

Calling on governments to scale up oral TB treatment

Press Release 22 Dec 2018
 
MDR-TB Project Yerevan
Armenia

Drug-resistant tuberculosis: 30 years of MSF in Armenia

Project Update 21 Dec 2018
 
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
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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