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A survey of TB diagnostic and treatment practices in eight countries, October 2014.

MSF briefing paper, December 2014

What began in 2011 in Syria as protests inspired by the Arab Spring has become an entrenched and bloody conflict that shows no sign of resolution. Today, with an estimated 200,000 people killed and 7.6 million people displaced within the country and 3.2 million refugees registered outside, Syria is seen as the world’s most grave humanitarian disaster. In the face of this crisis, the previously functioning health system has collapsed and scores of thousands of medical staff have fled.

Iraq experienced a dramatic surge in violence in 2014 that triggered successive large-scale waves of displacement. More than 2.6 million people are said to have fled war-torn the central and northern areas of Iraq, particularly Al-Anbar, Ninawa, Salah Al-Din, Kirkuk and Diyala governorates.

December 17, 2013

Tuberculosis (TB) and its drug-resistant forms are a global health threat to which children are particularly vulnerable.

March 22, 2013

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

July 07, 2011

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.

March 22, 2011

Dr Andrei Slavuckij, who has been following the evolution of TB in the former Soviet Union for the past dozen years, discusses the dynamics of the disease in a post-Soviet landscape.

August 08, 2010

MSF teams are providing medical care and assistance to victims of violence in the cities of Osh, Jalal-Abad and Bazar-Korgon.

July 30, 2010

Anja Wolz, MSF field coordinator in Osh, southern Kyrgyzstan, describes the current situation on the ground and how MSF is responding to people's needs.

July 28, 2010

Five weeks after violent clashes erupted in the south of Kyrgyzstan and despite an apparent return to a more peaceful situation, MSF doctors, psychologists, and nurses continue to deal with cases of violence on a daily basis. More concerning still, the capacity of victims to receive adequate health care differs according to the community they belong to.

July 25, 2010

In June violent clashes between Uzbek and Kyrgyz communities in southern Kyrgyzstan left hundreds dead and thousands wounded. Though the violence is now reduced, the fears are not. MSF has implemented a three-point strategy for treating victims of the violence and preparing for another potential surge.  

July 23, 2010

In Kyrgyzstan, MSF treats both medical and psychological needs after June's violent confrontations.

July 20, 2010

On June 10, violent clashes between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks erupted in southern Kyrgyzstan, lasting five days, leading to major population displacement both in and outside the country. Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) began its emergency response on June 15.