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.

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Kyrgyzstan - Decentralized care for TB patients
Access to Healthcare

Global commitments to stop killer diseases put to the test – lives are hanging in the balance

Project Update 16 Sep 2016
 
Seeking malaria treatment around Aweil, South Sudan
Access to medicines

MSF urges governments to set medical research policies that align with people’s health needs

Press Release 13 Sep 2016
 
Solar panels on roof Shamwana hospital Congo DRC
Democratic Republic of Congo

Lights off... and on again! Solar energy for a sustainable Shamwana

Project Update 5 Sep 2016
 
Dr Erlend Grønningen - Boost Hospital, Helmand, Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Empty beds are the face of war

Voices from the Field 26 Aug 2016
 
Katanga, DRC Sept 2013, Sam Phelps
Democratic Republic of Congo

After ten years, Shamwana project is closed

Press Release 16 Aug 2016
 
Boost Hospital, Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Patient numbers falling in Helmand as intensifying conflict restricts access

Project Update 12 Aug 2016
 
Central African Republic - Zemio Project - Patient Stories
Central African Republic

MSF nurse speaks with patients from HIV programme in Zémio

Project Update 12 Aug 2016
 
MSF Activities in Ukraine
Ukraine

MSF concludes medical humanitarian activities in Bakhmut

Press Release 29 Jul 2016
 
Telemedicine Ethiopia
Medical resource

Telemedicine helps to bridge the gap between remote areas and large hospitals

Project Update 13 Jul 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