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.

Tuberculosis

Quick facts about tuberculosis

 
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
Russia

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
 
‘My doctors told me – this is the only chance’ - First Patient Finishes Treatment at MSF's TB Project in Belarus
Belarus

“My doctors told me it was my only chance”

Voices from the Field 15 Sep 2017
 
Destroyed Ambulances in East Ghouta, Syria
Global health

MSF urges G20 to take action on health issues

Press Release 6 Jul 2017
 
TB support in Swaziland
Eswatini

"A long and gruelling seven years and now it is over"

Voices from the Field 29 Jun 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