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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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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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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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Bihar: On the frontline of treating kala azar-HIV co-infection

Kala azar is one of the most dangerous neglected tropical diseases in the world. It is spread to humans by bites from infected female sand flies and attacks the immune system. While cases of the disease are declining steadily, kala...

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Bihar: "I try to bring hope to patients living with kala azar-HIV co-infection"

Name : Designation : Interview conducted and written by Kavitha Devadas for MSF Kala azar is one of the most dangerous neglected tropical diseases in the world. It is spread to humans by bites from infected female sand flies and...

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National Doctors’ Day: “Treating the most vulnerable in the most critical situations”

Name : Designation : 1 July is observed in India as National Doctors’ Day. To mark the occasion we asked three MSFers how they became doctors, and what it means to be a doctor without borders.     Shazeer Majeed  As...

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Uttar Pradesh: "Hepatitis C is more than a disease"

Name : Designation : Sevantee Ghosh, a medical doctor from Kolkata, has been working with MSF’s hepatitis C project in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, since January 2017. In this piece, she looks back on a year of treating hepatitis C. I...

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