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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. 

27. May 2014
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DR-TB MANIFESTO

"TEST ME, TREAT ME"

Phumeza Tisile, a former XDR-TB patient, took the Drug-Resistant TB Manifesto to the 67th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Over fifty-five thousand people signed the petition that calls for urgent action to improve treatment for people living with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB).

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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

A 24-month DR-TB treatment regimen can cost as much as US$9,000 for one patient – 475 times more than the $19 per patient it costs to cure standard, drug-sensitive TB

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