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

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Georgia: DR-TB patients find hope in new treatments
Access to medicines

Public health groups welcome agreement for development of promising new TB drug

Press Release 26 Jan 2017
 
DR TB Treatment in Uzbekistan
Access to medicines

Pioneering clinical trial for drug-resistant tuberculosis starts

Press Release 19 Jan 2017
 
Hepatitis E Outbreak, Chad, Dec 2016.
Chad

MSF teams treating and preventing hepatitis E in Am Timan

Project Update 14 Dec 2016
 
Play Therapy in Tajikistan
Tajikistan

Stories from MSF's paediatric TB projects

Project Update 4 Nov 2016
 
Nonyanyiso Baloi - MSF Treatment For TB in South Africa.
Photo Story

Treating drug resistant TB in the Western Cape

26 Oct 2016
Photo Story
 
Nonyanyiso Baloi - MSF Treatment For TB in South Africa.
Access to medicines

MSF reports on use of the new tuberculosis drugs bedaquiline and delamanid

Press Release 25 Oct 2016
 
Nonyanyiso Baloi - MSF Treatment For TB in South Africa.
South Africa

I'm doing everything I couldn't do before

Voices from the Field 25 Oct 2016
 
MSF TB Treatment in Mumbai, India
Photo Story

"Providing comprehensive treatment for patients with tuberculosis"

25 Oct 2016
Photo Story
 
MSF TB Treatment in Mumbai, India
India

Renewed hope with new drugs

Project Update 25 Oct 2016
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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