Tuberculosis

A curable disease that kills millions in the developing world, tuberculosis offers a glaring example of global inequalities in access to health care.

News

New major USAID grant to help PIH fight tuberculosis in Russia.

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Teboho’s story

When his family was too scared to help him, PIH's team in Lesotho knew that young Teboho needed more than just medicine.

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Kazakh physicians focus on addressing an epidemic of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

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Teodulfo Blaas' MDR-TB diagnosis meant that he had to give up his job as a laborer. But thanks in part to SES, he's now a successful business owner.

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World TB Day 2010

View a slideshow of images depicting PIH's work to fight tuberculosis at our sites around the world.

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Helping Russia take on MDR-TB

PIH's partners in Siberia help other regions in Russia address multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

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In recognition of its success in combating MDR-TB and other global health issues, Socios En Salud (PIH's partner organization in Peru) recently accepted two distinguished awards—one from the Carso Institute and the other from the Stop TB Partnership and the Kochon Foundation honoring leaders in the fight against tuberculosis.

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PIH's 15th annual Thomas J. White Symposium focused on the theme "Pushing boundaries: past, present, and future." The program featured a panel of HIV patients who shared their stories of being provided with life-saving antiretroviral drugs. Another panel featured activists who have used the PIH model and philosophy of social justice to create their own programs to provide healthcare to the poor and inspire the next generation of social justice activists. View these panels as well as speeches from PIH co-founders Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl.

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Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is curable with intensive and specialized care conclude two recent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and The Lancet. Researchers found that fully 60 percent of the patients enrolled in the studies with XDR-TB were successfully treated and cured.

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In the small mountainous country of Lesotho, patients infected with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) faced almost certain death just one year ago. Today they and their families have reason to hope for a better prognosis. Last July, the first patients enrolled in Lesotho’s national program to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). PIH Lesotho’s MDR-TB Program Director, Dr. Hind Satti, recently reflected on many successes of the program, which she helped spearhead last July, and the challenges it currently faces.

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More TUBERCULOSIS news

Blog

PIH Russia inaugurates WHO Collaborating Center in Novosibirsk.

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Examining the best ways to prevent the spread of a contagious disease across international borders.

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The Lancet reports on PIH partnership working to tackle tuberculosis in Chiapas, Mexico.

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Research Articles

Publication date: 08/07/08
by Mitnick CD, Shin SS, Seung KJ, Rich ML, Atwood SS, Furin JJ, Fitzmaurice GM, Alcantara Viru FA, Appleton SC, Bayona JN, Bonilla CA, Chalco K, Choi S, Franke MF, Fraser HS, Guerra D, Hurtado RM, Jazayeri D, Joseph K, Llaro K, Mestanza L, Mukherjee JS, Muñoz M, Palacios E, Sanchez E, Sloutsky A, Becerra MC.
New England Journal of Medicine. 2008

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Publication date: 10/21/09
by Keshavjee S. and Seung K.

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Publication date: 09/25/09
by Seung KJ, Omatayo DB, Keshavjee S, Furin JJ, Farmer PE, et al.
PLoS ONE. 2009

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Publication date: 10/18/08
by Keshavjee S, Gelmanova IY, Farmer PE, Mishustin SP, Strelis AK, Andreev YG, Pasechnikov AD, Atwood S, Mukherjee JS, Rich ML, Furin JJ, Nardell EA, Kim JY, Shin SS.
Lancet. 2008

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Publication date: 07/01/08
by Asencios, L., Yale, G., Yagui, M., Quispe, N., Taylor, A., Blaya, J., Contreras, C., Cegielski, P., Bayona, J., Bonilla, C., Shin, S.
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

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Publication date: 08/23/06
by Somocurcio J, Sotomayor A, Shin S, Portilla S, Valcarcel M, Guerra D, Furin JJ.
Thorax. 2006

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Publication date: 08/01/06
by Mathew TA, Ovsyanikova TN, Shin SS, Gelmanova I, Balbuena DA, Atwood S, Peremitin GG, Strelis AK, Murray MB
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2006;10(8):857-863.

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Publication date: 04/02/06
by Shin SS, Furin JJ, Alcantara F, Bayona J, Sanchez E, Mitnick CD.
Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2006;12(4):687-688.

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Publication date: 04/01/06
by Shin S S, Pasechnikov A D, Gelmanova I Y, Peremitin G G, Strelis A K, Andreev Y G, Golubchikova V T, Tonkel T P, Yanova G V, Nikiforov M, Yedilbayev A, Mukherjee J S, Furin J J, Barry D J, Farmer P E, Rich M L, Keshavjee S
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, April 2006, Vol. 10(4): 402-408.

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Publication date: 03/01/06
by Rich ML, Socci AR, Mitnick CD, Nardell EA, Becerra MC, Bonilla C, Bayona J, Seung KJ, Furin JJ, Farmer PE, Mukherjee JS
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2006

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Manuals


Publication date: 12/01/09
by Hind Satti and Kwonjune Seung.
World Health Organization

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Publication date:
by Main Editor: Michael Rich
Socios En Salud Sucursal Perú

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Publication date: 01/01/06
by Chalco K; Guerra D; Llaro K; Mestanza L; Muñoz M; Palacios E; Shin S; Furin J; Sapag R; Acha J.
Socios En Salud Sucursal Perú

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Publication date: 01/01/04
Grupo IECA - PARTNERS TB Control (Education, Training, Communication, Advocacy Group of PARTNERS TB Control)

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Publication date: 01/01/03

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Essays


Publication date: 01/01/06
by Editors: Emma Rubin de Celis. Rocío Sapag; Authors: Rocío Valverde and SES Team of Nurses.
Socios En Salud Sucursal Perú

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Publication date: 07/31/02
by Paul Farmer
Partners In Health

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Publication date: 02/23/01
by Paul Farmer
University of California Press

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Books


Publication date: 01/01/06
by Chalco K; Guerra D; Llaro K; Mestanza L; Muñoz M; Palacios E; Shin S; Furin J; Sapag R; Acha J.
Socios En Salud Sucursal Perú

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Publication date: 04/01/04
by Annika Sweetland, Julio Acha, Dalia Guerra

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Publication date: 01/01/04
Grupo IECA - PARTNERS TB Control (Education, Training, Communication, Advocacy Group of PARTNERS TB Control)

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Publication date: 12/01/99
by Harvard Medical School
Open Society Institute

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Newsletters


Publication date: 12/09/09
by Partners In Health

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Publication date: 11/11/09
by Partners In Health

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Publication date: 09/16/09
by Partners In Health

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Publication date: 01/01/06
by Kanu Okike
Partners In Health

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Publication date: 01/01/05

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