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Tuberculosis

We are calling for the development of a point-of-care TB test and working to increase access to treatment for drug resistant TB by supporting the introduction of promising new medicines and tackling supply problems of older drugs.

2. March 2015
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DR-TB

MSF demands accelerated acced to DR-TB treatments

Médecins Sans Frontières and other organisations are calling on global health actors to step up and ensure new and repurposed DR-TB drugs reach people who are otherwise without treatment options.

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Tuberculosis: The Issues

Cambodia © Sean Brokenshire/MSF

Learn about the issues MSF & others confront in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis.

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DRTB in the town of Mon
In the mountainous region of Nagaland in North East India, MSF is working alongside the local and national authorities to provide treatment for patients with drug resistant TB in the town of Mon...

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MSF & Tuberculosis

Find out about MSF’s treatment programmes for TB - in 2011, MSF treated 26,600 TB patients in 39 countries.

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Tuberculosis Facts

Treating a patient with resistant strains of TB means giving them weak drugs that have to be taken for up to two years, and that have terrible side effects

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