Osh project, fighting TB
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s biggest global health crises. Killing 1.5 million people in 2020, TB is the world’s second deadliest infectious disease after COVID-19 (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 (DR-TB). But the harsh reality remains - 10 million people fell sick with TB in 2020 and nearly half a million developed DR-TB, which is much harder to treat. Only about one-third of people with DR-TB accessed treatment in 2020. The majority go undiagnosed and therefore untreated.


Quick facts about tuberculosis

 Somaliland: MSF hands over MDR-TB project to the Ministry of Health Development.

Recovering from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Somaliland

Project Update 28 Jun 2023
Tuberculosis in Tondo, Manila - Ezra Acayan

Tackling tuberculosis in the slums of Manila

Project Update 10 Apr 2023
SMARRTT Out Patient | Maria Story

New safer and shorter drug-resistant TB treatment must be scaled up

Press Release 22 Mar 2023
(DR-TB) Patient Diagnose and Treatment | laboratory

Innovative trial finds better treatment for people with drug-resistant TB

Press Release 21 Dec 2022
(DR-TB) Patient Diagnose and Treatment | Gull Sima Story

People with tuberculosis face multiple barriers accessing treatment in Afghanistan

Project Update 8 Dec 2022
TB Treatment | MoH TB doctor

A revolution in TB treatment leads to safer and more effective practice

Project Update 31 Oct 2022
Niger: climate change adds more hardship for the most vulnerable

Countries must re-engage on HIV, TB and malaria or risk seeing everything undone

Project Update 7 Sep 2022
Dilaram, 33, a former TB-PRACTECAL clinical trial patient in Nukus

WHO approves MSF MDR-TB trial regimen, but prices must come down

Press Release 4 May 2022
DR-TB Project Hargeisa Somaliland
Photo Story

Healing from drug-resistant tuberculosis in Somaliland

29 Apr 2022
Photo Story

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