Drug-resistant TB: Treating the untreatable

Although it can be prevented and successfully treated, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases, responsible for 1.6 million deaths in 2017, according to the World Health Organization. While substantial strides have been made in the fight against the disease, patients battling drug-resistant forms of TB still face grueling treatment regimens and intense social stigma. On World TB Day, learn about how the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team at our clinic in Mumbai, India, combine personalized medical and psychosocial care to treat patients suffering from extremely complex cases of drug-resistant TB.