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Mumbai: Responding to COVID-19 in slums of M-East ward

In June 2020, MSF teams started their COVID-19 response in the slums of M-East ward, Mumbai. MSF is collaborating with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to reduce the mortality and morbidity due to COVID-19 by improving the capacity...

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Overcrowded, dense, dilapidated… the realities of containing COVID-19 in Mumbai’s informal settlements

In late-August, India surpassed the three-million-mark of people infected by COVID-19. Maharashtra state has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, with more than a quarter of the total. Two in three of these were in the...

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Mumbai: As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, “I hope my treatment can continue and I can be cured.”

“We spent hundreds of rupees in private health clinics to trying to cure my tuberculosis, but none of the medication worked. The treatment included daily painful injections with lots of side-effects like vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite… and sometimes even...

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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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Providing medical care for drug-resistant tuberculosis in Mumbai

What We Do MSF provides free, comprehensive and individualised treatment at its independent private clinic in Mumbai to people living with HIV, and to people with severe forms of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB). Patients seen by MSF have often previously been...

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Mumbai: A new life with new tuberculosis drugs

Increasingly drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB) are on the rise in India, particularly in hotspots such as Mumbai. Two new TB drugs, bedaquiline and delaminid, show promising results and offer renewed hope to patients whose TB strains are resistant to...

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