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

Quick Facts

 
TB programs in Gulf Province and Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea

Bringing TB treatment closer to home

Project Update 23 Mar 2018
 
Insein clinic, for treatment for HIV, TB, and Hepatitis C in Yangon. By Alessandro Penso, Feb 2018.
Photo Story

Myanmar: treating HIV, TB, and hepatitis C in Insein clinic, Yangon

23 Mar 2018
Photo Story
 
Insein clinic, for treatment for HIV, TB, and Hepatitis C in Yangon. By Alessandro Penso, Feb 2018.
Tuberculosis

“An obvious, urgent focus for MSF”

Voices from the Field 22 Mar 2018
 
Osh project, fighting TB
Kyrgyzstan

Experts to tackle the deadly threat of TB in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Symposium

Press Release 1 Mar 2018
 
Simphiwe Zwide - MSF Treatment For TB in South Africa.
Tuberculosis

Drug-resistant TB: “Some of our patients simply can’t wait for clinical trials"

Project Update 9 Feb 2018
 
TB support in Swaziland
Tuberculosis

Governments given deadline to increase testing and treatment

Press Release 15 Nov 2017
 
Tuberculosis treatments yield promising results in the Chechen Republic
Russian Federation

Tuberculosis treatments yield promising results in the Chechen Republic

Voices from the Field 10 Nov 2017
 
MSF TB Treatment in Mumbai, India
Access to medicines

People still being denied improved treatment for multidrug-resistant TB

Press Release 13 Oct 2017
 
Nsanje: Treating advanced HIV
Access to medicines

MSF at the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health

Event 10 Oct 2017
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