Osh project, fighting TB
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s biggest global health crises. Killing 1.7 million people in 2016, 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 - more than 10 million people fell sick with TB in 2016 and 600,000 developed drug-resistant TB , which is much harder to treat. The majority go undiagnosed and therefore untreated.


Quick Facts

South Sudan

Activity Update, October 2015

Project Update 18 Nov 2015
Drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) Colony 3. Donetsk Ukraine

Termination of MSF support to MDR-TB programme in the penitentiary system after accreditation was cancelled on 19 October

Project Update 13 Nov 2015

At African Union – India meeting, leaders should work together to protect access to affordable medicines

Press Release 26 Oct 2015
East Ukraine Conflict, Donetsk, FEB 2015

MSF strongly refutes false allegations levelled in the media by the Humanitarian Committee of the Donetsk People’s Republic

Statement 26 Oct 2015
Papua New Guinea

How to reach patients in a ‘land without Land Cruisers’

Project Update 22 Oct 2015
Incredible India elephant graphic
Access to medicines

MSF urges India to protect affordable medicines for millions

Press Release 28 Sep 2015

Moving from MDGs to SDGs: Transforming aspirations for better health into reality works.

Opinion 25 Sep 2015

MSF refused permission to work in Lugansk, leaving vulnerable people deprived of essential healthcare and medicines

Statement 25 Sep 2015

“Please, never give up. You too can beat TB.”

Voices from the Field 6 Aug 2015

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