Easing Treatment for Drug-Resistant TB in Armenia

MSF in Agok, South Sudan. South Sudan faces many challenges, including ongoing conflict, displacement, food shortages/malnutrition, lack of social services including health care, and insecurity. MSF hospitals have been under attack from different armed groups, putting the medical staff and patients at risk.
SOUTH SUDAN © Valérie Batselaere/MSF
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Treatment for patients with multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is long, arduous, and unpleasant. Side effects of the treatment can be difficult to endure, but patients who adhere to the treatment protocol increase their chances of recovery. In an attempt to make the lives of MDR-TB patients in Armenia easier, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been trying new methods of patient support.