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Today is World TB Day. Sign our TB Manifesto and help us demand better medicines and diagnostics for people with drug-resistant forms of the deadly disease: http://ow.ly/uN7mW 

Today is World TB Day. Sign our TB Manifesto and help us demand better medicines and diagnostics for people with drug-resistant forms of the deadly disease: http://ow.ly/uN7mW 

From the series MSF in 2013:
“We land in the bush with boxes of medicines, plastic sheeting and two stakes to provide a little shade and we go about our work with just the basics … [treating] people with serious infections, malnourished children, pregnant women with infections, and the list goes on.”—Caroline Scholtes, Doctors Without Borders nurse in South Sudan
MSF nurse Caroline Scholtes examines a baby during an MSF mobile clinic in Dorain, Jonglei State, South Sudan. Photo © Caroline Scholtes/MSF

From the series MSF in 2013:

“We land in the bush with boxes of medicines, plastic sheeting and two stakes to provide a little shade and we go about our work with just the basics … [treating] people with serious infections, malnourished children, pregnant women with infections, and the list goes on.”
—Caroline Scholtes, Doctors Without Borders nurse in South Sudan

MSF nurse Caroline Scholtes examines a baby during an MSF mobile clinic in Dorain, Jonglei State, South Sudan. Photo © Caroline Scholtes/MSF

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 is calling for better, safer treatment for drug-resistant TB - this is a major reason why. Read more: http://bit.ly/1gcE3r5

MSF is calling for better, safer treatment for drug-resistant TB - this is a major reason why. Read more: http://bit.ly/1gcE3r5

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 

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 

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 

By the end of multi-drug TB resistant treatment, you will have taken 14,600 pills and 240 injections. We need better treatment for TB now. http://www.msfaccess.org/TBmanifesto/

Photo by Wendy Marijnissen
5-year-old Umeda is undergoing arduous treatment for drug-resistant TB in Tajikistan. She gets a gold star every day when she takes her medicine. http://bit.ly/1dq2zSb

Photo by Wendy Marijnissen

5-year-old Umeda is undergoing arduous treatment for drug-resistant TB in Tajikistan. She gets a gold star every day when she takes her medicine. http://bit.ly/1dq2zSb

Fundraising match! Today only, any donation you make to Doctors Without Borders will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $55,000! Please share this with family and friends.https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/onetime.cfm?source=ADS130701B03
Photo by Shannon Jensen

Fundraising match! Today only, any donation you make to Doctors Without Borders will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $55,000! Please share this with family and friends.
https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/onetime.cfm?source=ADS130701B03

Photo by Shannon Jensen

An MSF doctor in Batil camp, South Sudan, uses an iPhone to examine a patient’s throat. He had developed symptoms of Hepatitis E a month prior, but only came to the clinic after he had tried traditional medicine and saw no improvement. MSF responded to an outbreak of deadly Hepatitis E in the camp in February; there is no cure but symptoms are treatable. Photo by Shannon Jensen

An MSF doctor in Batil camp, South Sudan, uses an iPhone to examine a patient’s throat. He had developed symptoms of Hepatitis E a month prior, but only came to the clinic after he had tried traditional medicine and saw no improvement. MSF responded to an outbreak of deadly Hepatitis E in the camp in February; there is no cure but symptoms are treatable. Photo by Shannon Jensen

U.S. surgeon Steve Rubin is working in an inflatable operating theatre in northern Syria, where the health care system has been destroyed by war. See a video about treating patients in Syria here.

U.S. surgeon Steve Rubin is working in an inflatable operating theatre in northern Syria, where the health care system has been destroyed by war. See a video about treating patients in Syria here.

Photo © Stefan Kruger
An injured child needs specialized neurosurgical care in #Afghanistan and the hospital is more than 200 miles away over bad roads and insecure areas. What do you do? http://bit.ly/14vssdE

Photo © Stefan Kruger

An injured child needs specialized neurosurgical care in #Afghanistan and the hospital is more than 200 miles away over bad roads and insecure areas. What do you do? http://bit.ly/14vssdE

Photo by Ton Koene
The upheaval in Central African Republic has meant HIV treatment interruptions and mounting medical needs. Meanwhile, health workers flee with their families to safety and the malaria season starts. MSF tries to respond to this ‘crisis on top of a crisis’.” 
Read more - http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news/article.cfm?id=6804

Photo by Ton Koene

The upheaval in Central African Republic has meant HIV treatment interruptions and mounting medical needs. Meanwhile, health workers flee with their families to safety and the malaria season starts. MSF tries to respond to this ‘crisis on top of a crisis’.” 

Read more - http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news/article.cfm?id=6804

Indian Supreme Court Decision on Novartis Case a Victory for Access to Medicines in Developing Countries

“This is a huge relief for the millions of patients and doctors in developing countries who depend on affordable medicines from India, and for treatment providers like MSF,” said Dr. Unni Karunakara, MSF’s international president.

BREAKING NEWSNovartis has lost its case in Indian Supreme Court today, protecting access to affordable, quality medicines for people in developing countries. 

BREAKING NEWS
Novartis has lost its case in Indian Supreme Court today, protecting access to affordable, quality medicines for people in developing countries.