World Antibiotic Resistance Week
Jharkhand: fighting malnutrition alongside local communities

MSF Community Health Educator Subashini Deb Mahto shares her first-hand experience of malnutrition.

World Antibiotic Resistance Week

As the world discusses this growing challenge of antibiotic resistance during the World Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 18 to 24), here are some of our findings on the reasons behind this phenomenon and how this challenge can be addressed.

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Providing medical care for hepatitis C in Meerut

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Providing medical care for severe acute malnutrition in Jharkhand

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