Phumeza Tisile, a former extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) patient, took the DR-TB Manifesto to the 67th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, in May 2014. More than 55,000 people signed the petition that calls for urgent action to improve treatment for people living with DR-TB. After giving a speech to the delegates gathered for the WHA, she handed over the petition signatures to Dr.

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"If you can fight this, you can stand anything in this world."

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Every year sees 60,000 more Cambodians infected with tuberculosis. The high prevalence of TB in Cambodia is pushing MSF to innovate.

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Fortunately, only a small proportion of them get sick. Let's take a closer look at the bacterium itself.

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Tuberculosis is as old as man himself, yet it continues to be a threat. Two new factors make it all the more urgent to find new ways to fight TB.

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TB is one of the world's biggest killers. See where it has currently has taken root.

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The diagnostic tools are unreliable. The drugs are 50 years old and an effective vaccine is a long way off. There is some good news, though.

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For many years, MSF was hesitant about treating TB. Today, TB treatment is an essential component of the MSF's health care.

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For patients in Armenia who did not respond to the treatment available for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) there were simply no more treatment options before 2013.

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