MSF frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in roughly 70 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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NPR's Jason Beaubien visits an MSF project in Tajikistan and examines the challenges of treating kids with drug-resistant TB.

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MSF's Tina Martin explains the challenges of treating tuberculosis in Tajikistan, where the disease often spreads among family members and is exacerbated by poverty and social stigma.

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Kyrgyzstan is among the 27 countries with the highest burdens of MDR-TB in the world.

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Few children at the pediatric tuberculosis hospital in Dushanbe look as active and healthy as nine-month-old Shirinmo. The little girl is bright and busy as she crawls across the waiting room floor. But get closer and you can hear that her breath comes in gasps and has a rattling sound. The devastating diagnosis: she is suffering from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a disease that spreads easily and, if left untreated, kills.

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Two patients being treated by MSF for tuberculosis in Tajikistan tell their stories.

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MSF is adopting new strategies to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis among children and families in Tajikistan.

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In northwestern Uzbekistan, drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB) are spreading while only one in 10 people with TB receives treatment. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated more than 2,000 people with drug-resistant TB in Uzbekistan over the last 10 years.

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Her coffin had already been built when Rohatay TagsAbdullaeva learned she could get help in her native Uzbekistan. As World TB Day approaches, MSF celebrates her good health, but also remembers the huge number of people with TB who cannot get the help they need.

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In the former Soviet bloc country of Kyrgyzstan, MSF has been supporting TB care for prisoners since 2005. The aim is to reduce transmission of TB and treat those who have it. But working within the penitentiary system, which has proven to be a fertile breeding ground for the disease, presents some major challenges.

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Photographer and MSF field worker Misha Friedman visited MSF's tuberculosis project in Nukus, western Uzbekistan, where he met patients with heartbreaking stories: a 19-year-old man whose year and a half of difficult treatment for multi drug-resistance TB (MDR-TB) did not work; a 16-year-old boy who has recovered but feels the stigma of having had TB; a young woman weighing 50 pounds, holding on to hope that her treatment will be effective.

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