MSF India Newsletter
MARCH 2019

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Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis:
Treating the untreatable
With 84,000 cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), India has the highest burden of DR-TB in the world. This disease is curable yet it is the top infectious killer in the world. Since 2006, MSF has been providing not just medical treatment but holistic care to people living with DR-TB in Mumbai. The treatment they receive at MSF clinic is hope because it is for patients who have no options left. In this video, we focused on various important aspects of the treatment of DR-TB.
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MSF Response to Cyclone Idai
A weather system that produced heavy rains flooded parts of Malawi in early March 2019, before developing into Cyclone Idai, which struck Mozambique and Zimbabwe on 14-16 March, 2019. As more than a million people struggle to rebuild their lives in flood-affected parts following the cyclone, emergency teams with MSF have started medical response activities.
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Tuberculosis Day
On World Tuberculosis Day last month, our team in Mumbai facilitated the drug resistant TB survivors who had completed their treatment in 2018 and were declared cured. The survivors shared their experience with patients, encouraging them to keep on fighting the disease. In Mumbai, the MSF team has offered new drugs – Bedaquiline and Delamanid to 210 patients, among which 155 are receiving the combination of these drugs. So far, 60 patients have been declared cured with these new drugs.
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Forty-nine wounded and two dead after four days of heavy fighting in Taiz city.
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Ebola response failing to gain the upper hand on the epidemic.
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EU-Turkey deal continues cycle of containment and despair.
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Alarming rates of malnutrition and inhumane conditions in Tripoli detention centre.
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World Tuberculosis Day
Survivors push for access to Delamanid, Bedaquiline
New TB drugs work on children – The Hindu
TCS World 10K Marathon
“Armed with medical qualifications, when I approached MSF, I knew I was in the right hands. Right from providing perfect medical facilities to kindness and to a life devoid of fear and hurt, MSF did it all. Today, I request you to join me and my MSF team to lend your support in lessening pain and sufferings by contributing some amount of your hard-earned money. I am fundraising for MSF in TCS World 10K, 2019. Please donate to my fundraising page, get associated with the humanitarian organisation, and support us reaching the extra mile. Trust me, the contributions will reach the right people to provide apt medical support to the people who are in immense need. ”
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