MSF activities in Pakistan


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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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Tuberculosis: Increased diagnostic testing for drug resistance will enhance patients’ treatment outcome

Islamabad: On World Tuberculosis Day, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) encourages medical service providers and practitioners in Pakistan to enhance drug resistant tuberculosis (DRTB) diagnosis by increasing the use of GeneXpert diagnostic testing among suspect tuberculosis (TB) cases. Additionally,...

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis medical care in Pakistan: Patient stories

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a skin infection caused by a parasite transmitted by the bite of a phlebotomine sandfly. It is common in Pakistan, particularly amongst poor, both urban and rural populations in Balochistan and Khyber Paktunkhwa provinces. The disease is...

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Pakistan: People’s need for cutaneous leishmaniasis care remains high

In Pakistan, the neglected tropical disease cutaneous leishmaniasis is considered a public health burden. The disease affects people’s skin and causes lesions or ulcers on the body. It is the most endemic in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkwa provinces, but Sindh...

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Pakistan: Flood emergency is far from over

Sindh, Pakistan: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, is seeing alarmingly high numbers of patients with malaria and children with malnutrition among flood-affected communities it assists in Sindh and eastern Balochistan provinces, Pakistan.Catastrophic flooding began in...

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