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

 
Baby Nubia Is Released From MSF Clinic in Conakry
G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting

Open letter from MSF to the Meeting of the G20 Health Ministers

Open Letter 17 May 2017
 
Treating MDR-TB in Tajikistan, Dushanbe, Sept 2013
Tuberculosis

New report highlights need to better tackle world’s deadliest infectious disease

Project Update 7 May 2017
 
Sinethemba- MSF Treatment For TB in South Africa.
Tuberculosis

Fewer than five per cent of people in need are treated with new drugs

Press Release 23 Mar 2017
 
Georgia: DR-TB patients find hope in new treatments
Georgia

endTB partnership launches clinical trial to target toughest strains of tuberculosis

Statement 6 Mar 2017
 
Sign language training and TB support in Swaziland
Eswatini

For patients with XDR-TB, treatment is a gruelling journey with severe side effects

Voices from the Field 27 Feb 2017
 
Killer diseases

Seven killer diseases under the microscope

Documentary 27 Jan 2017
 
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
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