Osh project, fighting TB
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Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s biggest global health crises. Killing 1.5 million people in 2018, 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 - 10 million people fell sick with TB in 2018 and nearly half a million developed drug-resistant TB , which is much harder to treat. The majority go undiagnosed and therefore untreated.

Tuberculosis

Quick facts about tuberculosis

 
Video Observed Therapy (VOT) training for MDR-TB patients in Matsanjeni health centre
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Eswatini: Responding to COVID-19 in a country already fighting a dual HIV/TB epidemic

Interview 8 May 2020
 
Life inside the Protection of Civilians sites in South Sudan
Tuberculosis

Between war and fragile health systems, tackling TB in Sudan and South Sudan

Voices from the Field 24 Mar 2020
 
Grace Siemtharmawi (17)
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: Avoiding a ‘second tragedy’ for those with TB

Project Update 23 Mar 2020
 
Georgia: DR-TB patients find hope in new treatments
Pakistan

Innovative TB trial starts in Sindh province

Press Release 31 Oct 2019
 
Arduous and lengthy treatment of tuberculosis
Tuberculosis

Patients tackle arduous and lengthy tuberculosis treatment in Papua New Guinea

Project Update 30 Oct 2019
 
2018 Union Conference - Johnson & Johnson (J&J) protest
Access to medicines

MSF protests at TB conference against drug corporations keeping lifesaving medicines from people

Press Release 30 Oct 2019
 
Southern Chhatisgarh TB tracing
India

India: treating TB in the jungle

exposure.co 29 Oct 2019
 
Overcoming MDR-TB in Conflict: Lashio Clinic
Myanmar

Displaced couple cured of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Shan state

Project Update 17 Oct 2019
 
DMITRY Story: “I have nowhere to go.”
Belarus

TB patients improve treatment adherence with psychological and social support

Project Update 10 Oct 2019
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