3-26 | Maternal health: Saving women's livesDadaab: Back to square oneTuberculosis: A constant battleSleeping sickness: A mobile team in central AfricaNovartis: The final act
3-23 | Alarming new data suggest that the global scope of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is much more vast than previously estimated, requiring a concerted international effort to combat this deadlier form of the disease, the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said.
3-13 | Bihar state, in the northeast of India, is an epicentre of kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis), a neglected tropical disease responsible for 50,000 deaths every year worldwide. Bihar’s Ministry of Health has declared 15 March ‘Kala Azar Day’ to increase awareness of the disease which, if left untreated, is almost always fatal.
3-7 | By early 2011, Ethiopia received 40,000 refugees coming from Somalia. By the end of 2011, the number had gone over 142,000. A mass exodus triggered by a terrible drought killing crops and herds in a country undergoing a twenty-year conflict, which, far from receding, seems to be exacerbating by the day.
2-22 | In a report released today Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the largest provider of HIV treatment in Myanmar (1), highlights the critical need for increased HIV and Tuberculosis (TB), including multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), treatment in the country.According to the report, 85,000 people in urgent need of lifesaving anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in Myanmar are today unable to access it. Of an estimated 9,300 people newly infected with MDR-TB each year, so far just over 300 have been receiving treatment.