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

 
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
 
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
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