Kala Azar in Bihar

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Acting against Kala Azar-HIV co-infection in Bihar

What We Do Bihar has 80 per cent of the kala azar cases reported in India. After treating more than 13,000 patients since 2007 in Bihar’s Vaishali district, MSF began focusing on the treatment of kala azar-HIV co-infection in partnership...

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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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Zoya’s story: "I have returned from the brink of death"

Name : Designation : Interview conducted and written by Kavitha Devadas for MSF As well as suffering a lack of awareness and social stigma, kala azar-HIV co-infected patients are also prone to other infections, relapse more often and are at...

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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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Bihar: MSF conducts orientation programme on kala azar-HIV co-infection for care coordinators, ART counsellors and PLHIV+ group members

Kala azar Elimination is not possible without addressing the emerging issue of kala azar-HIV coinfection. As a disease that affects the most vulnerable and poorest in society, the deep-rooted stigma and the inadequate state of health facilities make this coinfection...

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Bihar: A deadly cocktail

Treating kala azar-HIV co-infection in Bihar Kala jwar. Black fever. Dumdum fever. Visceral leishmaniasis. These are the many names by which kala azar is known. The disease spreads through the bite of a sandfly or balu makkhi and is almost always fatal if...

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