Tag: DR-TB

India: Mumbai TB Symposium Focuses on Advancing TB Treatment and Collaboration

10 June 2024, Mumbai: A pivotal symposium organised today by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders brought together a diverse coalition of experts and stakeholders to forge actionable strategies against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (DRTB). This crucial gathering aimed to highlight the...

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Urgent call for Europe to improve treatment access for tuberculosis: Many TB medicines and formulations accessible in lower- and middle-income countries remain unaffordable or unavailable in Europe

Berlin, 6 June 2024: As the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded a meeting with European health officials and civil society to improve access to tuberculosis (TB) medicines in the European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA), Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders...

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MSF reveals cost of its landmark TB clinical trial: €34 million

MSF urges public and non-profit actors to publish clinical trial costs to improve access to medical products for all. Geneva, 25 April 2024 - At the 5th WHO Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Policies conference today, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières...

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Myanmar: I have defeated TB and I wish the same for other patients

Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is one of the most complex types of tuberculosis you can get. As opposed to drug-sensitive, which responds well to the medication, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, by its very name, is resistant to some of the drugs used...

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Patient Stories: Ensuring recovery through timely, accurate drug-resistant tuberculosis testing

Ahmad, 11, from Tatlay Aali, a town in Gujranwala district, Pakistan, was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) when he was just five years old. "We’d never heard about this disease, nobody from our family ever had it. At the same time,...

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MSF launches unprecedented project to tackle under-diagnosed tuberculosis among children

Tuberculosis (TB) in children is a silent scourge: one child dies of TB every three minutes and more than half of all children with TB are never diagnosed. Taking the opportunity of a set of new recommendations by the World...

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MSF warns governments are failing to test, treat and prevent TB in children

Governments must immediately implement the latest WHO guidelines to stop children from dying from this deadly yet curable disease  Geneva, 14 November 2023 - Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)  welcomed the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ‘Roadmap towards ending TB in...

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MSF responds to WHO’s annual global TB report: implores governments to use recent TB wins to beat back deadly infectious disease

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2023 Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report released today shows that the estimated global incidence of TB in 2022 remains unacceptably high, including for the more difficult to treat form of this disease, drug-resistant TB (DR-TB). With...

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