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COVID-19 in India: Fighting misinformation on the frontlines

By Santosh Choure, Health Promotion Manager, Mumbai Mumbai is still seeing more than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 every day. People are scared and many of them don’t prefer to get tested even though they have symptoms, as they’re afraid...

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COVID-19 in India: “The situation is terrible, but the commitment of the staff is extraordinary

By Mabel Morales, MSF Medical Coordinator The situation in India and in Mumbai is very bad and critical. We’re providing medical support to one of the COVID-19 treatment centres here in Mumbai with 1,000 beds. There are many, many cases...

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COVID-19 in India: “We’re just not able to find enough nurses”

By Dilip Bhaskaran, Project Coordinator, Mumbai COVID-19 project We have been collaborating with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to co-manage dedicated Jumbo COVID-19 Care Centre in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). MCGM is doing a great job and we...

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COVID-19 in India: Tackling tuberculosis in the middle of coronavirus pandemic

By Aparna Iyer, Project Medical Referent, MSF Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Project in MumbaiMSF’s drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and HIV project is located in the M-East Ward, one of the TB high-burden areas in Mumbai. During the second wave, there was a high...

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COVID-19 in India: “It’s changed me as a person and as a doctor”

By Dr Gautam Harigovind, Medical Activity Manager, COVID-19 project, Mumbai Picture a thousand-bed hospital. There are 28 wards, as well as the emergency, casualty and triage areas. It’s a makeshift hospital in a huge metal tent. Walking into it the...

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Hamari Awaaz: Addressing stigma in people living with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in India

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Responding to COVID-19 pandemic in Mumbai

In response to the current COVID-19 crisis in India, MSF has restarted its emergency operations in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The city is very densely populated and the poor and dilapidated hygiene conditions are a triple trigger for the virus to breed,...

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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 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 city...

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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 treated...

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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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