3-24 | Tavan, a cured patient helps others through tough DRTB treatment.With a sturdy build and a firm handshake, today, Tevan is a picture of health, but around two years ago, the cured drug resistant tuberculosis (DRTB) patient was in extremely bad shape."One day at work I felt unwell and became very weak and could hardly get into a taxi to come home. For two days I was sick at home with a high temperature and then I started coughing up blood," said Tevan, who before he contracted drug resistant TB was a construction manager.
3-24 | At the end of the twentieth century, optimism prevailed. People said tuberculosis was on its way to being eradicated around the world. However, the disease, which in the past afflicted hundreds of thousands of “consumptives” in Europe with the most privileged seeking treatment in sanatoriums in the Alps, is coming back with a vengeance.
Punishing success in tackling AIDS: Funders' retreat could wipe out health gains in HIV affected countries
11-9 | A retreat from international funding commitments for AIDS threatens to undermine the dramatic gains made in reducing AIDS-related illness and death in recent years, according to a new report by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
11-6 | Following a serious outbreak of severe parasitic disease, kala azar, in Southern Sudan, medical humanitarian aid agency, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is responding to the emergency in several locations across both Jonglei and Upper Nile States. MSF is treating patients in its clinics in Pibor and Lankien and using mobile teams in Rom to actively trace patients.