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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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
 
Global

Shorter TB regimens offer new hope

Opinion 12 May 2016
 
SMC and vaccination in the north of Mali
Mali

Vaccination rate increases by 50 per cent in Ansongo

Project Update 25 Apr 2016
 
India

Access Campaign: New threat against affordable medicines in trade negotiations with India and ASEAN

Press Release 21 Apr 2016
 
MSF TB Treatment in Mumbai, India
India

At EU-India Summit, India must defend its pharmacy of the developing world

Press Release 29 Mar 2016
 
MSF treats DR-TB cases
Tuberculosis

Just 2% of people with the severest cases of drug-resistant TB currently have access to new, more effective treatments

Report 21 Mar 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