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

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Thirty-five-year-old Khanyi proudly holds her certificate, which reads “I got tested and cured of TB." A mother of two, Khanyi lives in Logoba, an overcrowded informal settlement in central Swaziland near the industrial town of Matsapha.

Three years ago, while taking care of her diabetic husband, who is also co-infected with HIV and tuberculosis (TB), Khanyi was herself diagnosed with TB.

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Alice John, 17, is being treated for cholera at an MSF CTC in Juba, South Sudan.

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Kiden Margaret's two-year-old son is receiving treatment for cholera in Juba, South Sudan.

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All three of Unice Keji's grandchildren are receiving treatment for cholera in Juba, South Sudan.

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MSF Head of Mission Brian Moller discusses the situation in Juba, where MSF is working to treat an outbreak of cholera.

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Mother of two Mary Keiji rushed her children to an MSF cholera treatment center in Juba, South Sudan.

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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been treating prisoners and ex-prisoners for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in the Donetsk region of Ukraine since June 2012. In this interview, MSF Field Coordinator Paola Mermati, discusses the challenges faced by the MSF team—and by their patients.

How are these patients different from others?

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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.

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

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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.

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