The Latest on Tuberculosis and MDR-TB

Revolutionizing treatment options for the poor.

Revolutionizing treatment options for the poor.

In Peru, PIH has treated 10,500 people living with MDR-TB in the shantytowns of northern Lima. MORE

New rapid TB detection system delivers results in 2 hours

New rapid TB detection system delivers results in 2 hours

In Russia, PIH and the local government diagnose TB patients faster with GeneXpert machine. More ›

Join an online discussion on managing drugs to treat MDR-TB

Join an online discussion on managing drugs to treat MDR-TB

An expert panel to discuss managing second line drugs for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, February 20-24. More ›

A determined TB nurse, and the impact on a young mother

A determined TB nurse, and the impact on a young mother

Global Post reporter John Donnelly shows how a PIH nurse in Peru saved the life of a woman living with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. More ›

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About Tuberculosis and MDR-TB

Up until the mid-1990s, it was still a widely held belief that poor people living with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) could not be treated. In a relatively short period, PIH proved that idea wrong—treating tens of thousands of TB and MDR-TB patients in Peru, Russia, Kazakhstan, Lesotho and Haiti. Today, PIH is running the world's largest MDR-TB research project, and is organizing TB care for 100% of Kazakhstan's prison population.

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