Treating a Neglected Disease in Bihar, India

Bihar is one of the poorest states in India. MSF has been running a malnutrition project based on the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) model since 2009.
Alfons Rodriguez
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In Bihar, MSF treats people living amid the world’s highest concentration of visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala azar.

 

In Bihar, India, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treats people living amid the world's highest concentration of visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala azar. Transmitted between both people and animals by the bite of certain types of sandflies, the parasitic disease in its most severe form kills nearly everyone within one to four months if medical attention is not received.