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Chhattisgarh: Treating tuberculosis in the jungle

Since 2006, MSF is working in Sukma district of Southern Chhattisgarh in India, place of a longstanding low-intensity conflict between Indian security forces and Left-Wing Extremist group. The MSF team works to provide primary health care services to the population affected...

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MSF urges PM Modi not to make any trade commitments to US threatening access to medicines

Ahead of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US to discuss a ‘trade-package’ with the US President Donald Trump, Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) urges the Indian government to not make any commitments regarding intellectual property,...

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National Nutrition Week: Frequently Asked Questions about Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)

With 93 lakh children under the age of five affected by Severe Acute Malnutrition, India has the largest burden of severe malnutrition in the world. This National Nutrition Week (September 1-7, 2019) we’ll be addressing a few common queries about...

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Manipur: Providing patient-centered HIV, TB, and hepatitis care to patients

When Thongsei Lupho, 44, first started feeling unwell, he suspected he had contracted Tuberculosis. He visited MSF’s clinic in Moreh, on the Indo-Myanmar border, where he was diagnosed with HIV. Lupho had used drugs in the past to gain social...

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Uttar Pradesh: MSF observes World Hepatitis Day in Meerut

Meerut: The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders /Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today observed World Hepatitis Day at the PL Sharma District Hospital in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh where MSF runs a pilot project for the treatment of Hepatitis C...

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World Tuberculosis Day: Treating the untreatable

With 84,000 cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis, India has the highest burden of DR-TB in the world. In Mumbai, MSF has been providing not just medical treatment but holistic care to people living with DR-TB. Watch this video to find out...

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Jharkhand: What motherhood taught me about malnutrition

Name : Designation : Subashini is from Jharkhand, where she works with MSF as a Community Health Educator to improve local communities’ understanding of health and nutrition. But it was her own experience as a young mother with a malnourished...

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Fighting a forgotten disease in Bangladesh

Maharashtra Although there is a diphtheria vaccine, the Rohingya population’s lack of access to healthcare in Myanmar meant they weren’t adequately protected against the disease. Diphtheria is highly contagious, and the crowded living conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh made...

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Tuberculosis: TB activists challenge Johnson & Johnson patent application on bedaquiline in India

Mumbai/Cape Town - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is supporting a patent challenge filed in India this week by two tuberculosis survivors, to prevent pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) from extending its monopoly on the tuberculosis drug bedaquiline. Nandita...

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Tuberculosis: TB activists challenge Johnson & Johnson patent application on bedaquiline in India

Mumbai/Cape Town - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is supporting a patent challenge filed in India this week by two tuberculosis survivors, to prevent pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) from extending its monopoly on the tuberculosis drug bedaquiline....

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Bihar: MSF to provide comprehensive care for people living with advanced HIV

Patna, Bihar: On 25th January, international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), together with state authorities in Bihar, inaugurated a specialised ward at the Guru Gobind Singh Hospital (GGSH) in Patna, Bihar, northeast of India. The main purpose...

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Video: Explaining kala azar-HIV coinfection

Kala azar or visceral leishmaniasis a neglected tropical disease and the second-largest parasitic killer in the world. India accounts for over 30% of the total kala azar cases in the world. 80% of these cases occur in Bihar. Since 2007,...

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