Osh project, fighting TB
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

 
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Breast tuberculosis in men: A systematic review

3 Apr 2018
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Global programmatic use of bedaquiline and delamanid for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

1 Apr 2018
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Tuberculosis in Visceral Leishmaniasis-Human Immunodeficiency Virus Coinfection: An Evidence Gap in Improving Patient Outcomes?

1 Apr 2018
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Tackling mortality due to childhood tuberculosis

23 Mar 2018
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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
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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