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With new, better drugs for his multidrug-resistant TB, Vardan is now able to be with his family instead of in and out of the hospital. “I am young. I am 60 years old. I am still useful to my community.” http://bit.ly/1if7CYg

Photo by Haroon Khan/MSF
MSF medical staff tend to a young patient in Karachi, Pakistan. The MSF clinic in Karachi provides basic health care and emergency services, including maternal healthcare, to people living in Machar Colony, a densely populated area that suffers from a lack of sanitation, high pollution, and few affordable health services.

Photo by Haroon Khan/MSF

MSF medical staff tend to a young patient in Karachi, Pakistan. The MSF clinic in Karachi provides basic health care and emergency services, including maternal healthcare, to people living in Machar Colony, a densely populated area that suffers from a lack of sanitation, high pollution, and few affordable health services.

Photo by Sven Torfinn
Swaziland is in the middle of a medical crisis. The highest HIV prevalence in the world and the emergence of drug-resistant TB threaten to have a disastrous effect on the social and economic situation there. 
Millions of people in developing countries are still waiting for the AIDS revolution. Join us for a Twitter chat on how millions of people are still waiting for the AIDS revolution: Friday, Dec. 6, 11am EST/5pm CET @MSF_SouthAfrica

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Swaziland is in the middle of a medical crisis. The highest HIV prevalence in the world and the emergence of drug-resistant TB threaten to have a disastrous effect on the social and economic situation there.

Millions of people in developing countries are still waiting for the AIDS revolution. Join us for a Twitter chat on how millions of people are still waiting for the AIDS revolution: Friday, Dec. 6, 11am EST/5pm CET @MSF_SouthAfrica

People living with HIV often face stigma and discrimination. Ko Tin Than lost everything when people found out he was HIV-positive. It even led to him stopping his treatment for a while. 

The fight against HIV/AIDS has been hailed as one of the most successful public health projects in human history, but MSF medical teams see the revolution as unfulfilled for millions of people excluded from treatment. Go to See.MSF.org to learn more.

MSF cargo teams prepare supplies to be sent to the Philippines. “Our priority is to address the urgent and immediate medical needs … After that, really it’s everything – shelter, water, food,” said MSF emergency medical coordinator Dr. Natasha Reyes today. Help MSF respond now: http://bit.ly/18m91VR

MSF cargo teams prepare supplies to be sent to the Philippines. “Our priority is to address the urgent and immediate medical needs … After that, really it’s everything – shelter, water, food,” said MSF emergency medical coordinator Dr. Natasha Reyes today. Help MSF respond now: http://bit.ly/18m91VR

Photo by Wendy Marijnissen
More than anything, 16-yr-old Shahmosa wants to go back to school and be a “normal” girl again. But she has extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis.  http://bit.ly/1h0VGeI 

Photo by Wendy Marijnissen

More than anything, 16-yr-old Shahmosa wants to go back to school and be a “normal” girl again. But she has extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis.  http://bit.ly/1h0VGeI 

Should going deaf be the price you pay to recover from drug-resistant TB? We need better treatment now! http://www.msfaccess.org/TBmanifesto/

Should going deaf be the price you pay to recover from drug-resistant TB? We need better treatment now! http://www.msfaccess.org/TBmanifesto/

Photo by Wendy Marijnissen
A year ago, 4-year-old Orion had TB meningitis and lay in a coma. “No one thought he would survive,” said MSF doctor Ionna Haziri. “But he’s getting better, a little bit every day.”http://bit.ly/HuU8t5 

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A year ago, 4-year-old Orion had TB meningitis and lay in a coma. “No one thought he would survive,” said MSF doctor Ionna Haziri. “But he’s getting better, a little bit every day.”http://bit.ly/HuU8t5 

How many pills does a multi-drug resistant TB patient have to swallow? We need better treatment for TB now! http://www.msfaccess.org/TBmanifesto/

Photo by Wendy Marijnissen
18-year-old Mijgona, right, is the first fully-cured multi-drug-resistant TB patient in MSF’s project in Tajikistan. “The difference couldn’t be greater,” said her mother, at left. “She was very ill, she was a different person then.” http://bit.ly/HuUAaC 

Photo by Wendy Marijnissen

18-year-old Mijgona, right, is the first fully-cured multi-drug-resistant TB patient in MSF’s project in Tajikistan. “The difference couldn’t be greater,” said her mother, at left. “She was very ill, she was a different person then.” http://bit.ly/HuUAaC 

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Go to http://bit.ly/18mbxOU and sign up for our monthly e-newsletter! Photo by Peter Casaer

She is on the brink of killing herself and then (thank goodness, thank goodness, thank goodness) she phones our councellor Kural.
Dr. Emily Wise, working with TB patients in Uzbekistan, in her blog post about how suicide is one of the potential side-effects of available drug-resistant TB medication
Fasting in solidarity: an MSF psychologist working with child TB patients in Tajikistan describes her first Ramadan fast. Read more
Photo by Terry Porsild/MSF

Fasting in solidarity: an MSF psychologist working with child TB patients in Tajikistan describes her first Ramadan fast. Read more

Photo by Terry Porsild/MSF

Ask MSF’s International President, Dr. Unni Karunakara, anything on @Reddit on Monday at 9am EDT @Reddit_AMA

Ask MSF’s International President, Dr. Unni Karunakara, anything on @Reddit on Monday at 9am EDT @Reddit_AMA

432,000 routine vaccinations, 78,500 surgeries, 1,642,800 malaria cases treated! Take a look at Doctors Without Borders in 2012 by the numbers.

432,000 routine vaccinations, 78,500 surgeries, 1,642,800 malaria cases treated! Take a look at Doctors Without Borders in 2012 by the numbers.