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.

May 19, 2014

Phumeza Tisile, co-author of the DR-TB Manifesto and XDR-TB survivor, delivers urgent plea to World Health Assembly delegates on behalf of 50,000 supporters worldwide.

May 15, 2014

 

Although tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, it is the second-biggest infectious disease killer behind HIV and claims nearly 1.3 million lives each year.

The spread of drug-resistant strains of the disease is increasingly recognized as a public health emergency. Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is an umbrella term that refers to tuberculosis strains which resist the drugs routinely used to treat conventional TB.

April 15, 2014

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

March 19, 2014

The medical aid group—Doctors without Borders—warns that drug-resistant tuberculosis has become a global threat. It says despite the growing number of cases, there are no effective treatments. View external media.

March 19, 2014

Add your voice to the global call to action—sign MSF's DR-TB Manifesto!

March 17, 2014

 

AMSTERDAM/NEW YORKImmediate action is needed from governments, pharmaceutical companies, and researchers to find new treatments for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), and to prevent people from dying from one of the world’s most urgent global health threats, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today in a report released in advance of World TB Day.

March 17, 2014

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.

March 17, 2014

Marta is receiving bedaquilin and impenem for her extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in Yerevan, Armenia. These are not new drugs but they are newly available in Armenia and can make treatment more effective. But, says TB doctor Hakob Atsheyan, "you can say this is a last chance."

March 17, 2014

 
Broyan, an inmate at Yerevan prison in Armenia, takes 13 pills and gets two injections every day for his extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). "I am optimistic because I can feel the difference," he says. "I think I will be cured." 
 
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated nearly 30,000 TB patients in 2013 in 90 projects around the world.

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