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Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) can take upto 14,600 pills and many painful injections to be cured. From diagnosis to the side effects, the two years of treatment takes an emotional and physical toll on patients which often goes unnoticed.  One such patient in Manipur speaks of... more

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Changing lives through counselling

HIV/AIDS and drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) are hard-fought wars because patients often think of giving up the harsh treatment associated with these. Counselling plays an important role in making them recognise the circumstances and motivating them to continue. Zothangpui Gangte, a counsellor in the Manipur programme of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) explains why... more