Osh project, fighting TB
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s biggest global health crises. Killing 1.4 million people in 2019, 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 2019 and nearly half a million developed drug-resistant TB, which is much harder to treat. The majority go undiagnosed and therefore untreated.


Quick facts about tuberculosis


How TB kills

Project Update 28 Sep 2000

Homa Bay, where TB is the biggest AIDS related killer

Project Update 24 Mar 2000

Tuberculosis still afflicts millions

Project Update 24 Mar 2000

TB control in Turkmenistan

Press Release 24 Mar 2000
Access to medicines

Overview of the MSF case load and action to October 16, 1999

Project Update 21 Oct 1999

Top Ten Under-Reported Humanitarian Stories of 1998

Statement 16 Dec 1998

TB Time bomb in Siberian prisons

Press Release 23 Mar 1998

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