A breath of fresh air: New treatment regimens giving hope to XDR TB patients in Chechnya

MSF has been running a joint TB diagnosis and treatment programme together with the Chechen Ministry of Health since 2004. MSF’s activities are focused on patients with difficult-to-treat extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) and co-morbidity diabetes and tuberculosis. MSF supports diagnostics and treatment providing medicines, laboratory equipment and supplies, as well as adherence counselling and psychosocial support to patients and their families. MSF medics and other specialists work in collaboration with their Ministry of Health counterparts.

photography by Lana Abramova