Mali has faced a political and security crisis since 2012 which has had a devastating impact on the humanitarian situation of people living in the conflict areas. Sadly the violence has been intensifying in the central region for over a year and is seriously affecting the civilian population.
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