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Landmark clinical trial redefines multidrug-resistant tuberculosis Treatment options

endTB Clinical Trial Offers Multiple New Shortened Drug Regimens to Treat Adults and Children with Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Paris, France; November 15, 2023 – Clinical trial results presented for the first time today at the Union World Conference on Lung Health...

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MSF: TB test price reduction by Cepheid and Danaher is an important step in the right direction

Cepheid and its parent company Danaher announced today that they are reducing the price of the Xpert MTB/RIF test for TB by 20 percent in high-TB-burden countries from US$9.98 to $7.97 per test.  This reduction is a significant step, considering the...

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From Nhlangano to the Future, MSF’s legacy in Shiselweni region: 5 key facts about MSF in Eswatini

As Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) prepares to leave the Shiselweni region after 16 years of work, its project in Nhlangano draws to a close. However, to ensure the continued success of the Shiselweni HIV & tuberculosis (TB) programme,...

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MSF applauds Indian Patent Office’s rejection of Johnson & Johnson’s attempt to extend monopoly on lifesaving TB drug

Mumbai, 23 March 2023 – Today, the 2019 patent challenge by two tuberculosis (TB) survivors, Nandita Venkatesan and Phumeza Tisile, was successful: the Indian Patent Office rejected the US pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) attempt to extend its monopoly...

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Urgent need to improve access to TB testing to support rollout of better, safer, shorter treatment for drug-resistant TB

Delhi, 22 March 2023 - Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) called on governments and donors today to speed up access to new, shorter, safer and more effective treatments* for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), as well as the diagnostic tests needed...

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Groundbreaking MSF trial finds better treatment for people with drug-resistant tuberculosis

Findings that prompted WHO to update global DR-TB treatment guidelines now published in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that a much shorter treatment regimen for drug-resistant TB is safer and cured almost 90 percent of patients. A new...

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Afghanistan: The MSF hospital in Kandahar provides hope for people with TB

Jawahira was referred to the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) tuberculosis (TB) hospital in Kandahar earlier this year from a clinic in Daikundi, central Afghanistan. “I used to visit private clinics, but instead of giving me TB medication, they usually just...

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Global TB Report 2022: MSF calls for scale up of shorter and safer DR-TB treatments to help save more lives

The World Health Organization (WHO) released today the 2022 edition of its Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report, featuring data on the TB response and trends in 215 countries and areas. Among the alarming trends from 2021, there is an increase in the estimated...

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Afghanistan project update| October 2022

MSF staff continues to treat high numbers of patients for a wide range of health conditions in Afghanistan. In September, we assisted over 3,758 deliveries, admitted 905 severely malnourished children to our facilities, and provided ambulatory nutrition treatment to 989...

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