Johnson & Johnson TB drug price reduction is important step, and governments need to urgently scale up better treatment
7-6 | 120,707 people signed petitions urging the corporation to drop the price.
7-3 | Young Bangladeshi mother Noor Haba pulls her headscarf close around her face with one hand; with the other she strokes the back of her seven-year-old daughter Shahara, who lies semi-conscious on the hospital bed. Shahara is being treated for thalassaemia, a genetic blood disorder.“I’m afraid all the time” Noor Haba says. “I worry for my children and for my family. I pray that they will get better and this situation will improve.”
5-9 | The only European country facing an armed conflict, Ukraine's healthcare system was already under great strain, especially in the east where sporadic hostilities have left many struggling to access healthcare. The spread of COVID-19 threatens to further overwhelm the country's healthcare capacity.
6-12 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released findings from a follow-up survey of its community-based HIV/TB project in Eshowe, KwaZulu Natal.
6-4 | Arish was born in October 2018 at the MSF birthing unit in Chaman District Headquarter (DHQ) Hospital, Balochistan. He was discharged in good health. Just four days after his birth, however, he was back at the hospital in severe distress. His mother, Malaika, was unable to produce enough milk to feed him. “When I couldn’t feed him, I gave him green tea instead.