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Dying of Tuberculosis in the 21st Century

Ebola is the tip of a global health crisis: a crisis in our collective ability to deliver the essentials of modern medicine to those who need help the most. Few diseases illustrate the ongoing nature of this crisis better than tuberculosis, a highly transmissible airborne infection that kills more than 1.5 million people every year. Read More ▸

Dr. Paul Farmer: Who Lives and Who Dies

Dr. Paul Farmer writes on the inequities of healthcare funding in "Who Lives and Who Dies," published February 5, 2015, in the London Review of Books. Read More ▸

A Small Girl with a Big Challenge

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A New Partnership to Change MDR-TB Treatment around the World

Everything you need to know about an innovative approach to changing the future of MDR-TB. Read More ▸

The Trip to Lebakeng Health Center

MDR-TB in Children: A Q&A with PIH’s Dr. Mercedes Becerra

On World TB Day, PIH’s Dr. Mercedes Becerra published a groundbreaking paper on pediatric TB. Read More ▸

Fighting TB in Lesotho: A Photo Journey

In Lesotho, a small mountainous country surrounded entirely by South Africa, it’s estimated that 633 out of every 100,000 people contract tuberculosis each year. 

World TB Day: A Q&A With Expert Carole Mitnick

A Q&A with noted TB expert Carole Mitnick of Harvard Medical School. Read More ▸

PIH Lesotho Opens New TB Reference Lab

A new lab in Lesotho will help staff diagnose tuberculosis sooner and conduct ongoing surveillance for TB throughout the country. Read More ▸

PIH Achieves High Treatment Success Rate among Children with MDR-TB

A new study confirms PIH's success rates in Lesotho are among the world's best for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Read More ▸

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—Dr. Paul Farmer
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