Read about first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers and patients.

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October 29, 2013

Five-year-old Umeda didn't get much support in the hospital in Tajikistan, but she made sure she took her MDR-TB medication every day, all by herself.

October 29, 2013

"I had a fever, was nauseous, and was coughing up blood," said 18 -year-old Mijgona. "That seems so long ago now."

October 29, 2013

One year after XDR-TB left her barely able get out of bed, 16-year-old Shahmosa is looking to get back in school, possibly even become a nurse one day.

October 29, 2013

Due to treatment from MSF and ceaseless support from his family, a 4-year-old boy in Tajikistan outlasted a form of TB few thought he would survive.

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October 09, 2012

MSF Nurse Cindy Gibb discusses her experience in Tajikistan, where MSF has opened a new hospital ward to treat children with tuberculosis and their families.

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.

June 30, 2010

In the regions of Osh and Jalal-Abad, MSF continues to provide medical and psychological care and to distribute relief items to the many people who have been affected and displaced by violence.

June 30, 2010

Andrei Slavuckij, head of MSF's programs in southern Kyrgyzstan, describes the situation in Osh, two weeks after violent clashes killed hundreds of people.

March 25, 2003

Mary Jo Frawley, an American RN and veteran of six MSF field missions, joined an MSF team this winter for a measles vaccination campaign in the remote mountain villages of Tajikistan.

October 14, 2001

Brice de le Vingne had been working in Afghanistan for three weeks as an MSF field coordinator when he had to evacuate from Mazar-i-Sharif a few days after the September 11 attacks in the United States.