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Peru: Study Aims to Reveal How TB Spreads

Scientists have long debated the dynamics of how tuberculosis spreads in people, including whether MDR-TB is as likely to spread as drug-sensitive TB. Epidemiologists behind the Peru study, which followed 18,500 people for several years, hope that answering this question will better equip public health professionals to stop tuberculosis in all its forms. Read More ▸

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 ▸

‘You Have TB’: Melissa Sanchez’s Story

“You have tuberculosis” were the words that changed my life forever. Read More ▸

Knocking on Doors: An Interview with PIH’s Director in Peru

Dr. Leonid Lecca, executive director of Socios En Salud, PIH’s sister organization in Peru, talks about his work as the organization celebrates its 18th anniversary this week. Read More ▸

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 ▸

10 Surprising Facts about PIH’s Tuberculosis Lab in Peru

A new tuberculosis lab in Peru supports research and treatment for the country. Read More ▸

Dr. Paul Farmer: A Conversation about Ending TB Deaths

On World TB Day, Dr. Paul Farmer talks with the UN's Ray Chambers about ending TB deaths in The Huffington Post. Read More ▸

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 ▸

Video: Runner with MDR-TB Finishes 10K Road Race in Peru

Carlos Cántaro, 27, who is undergoing treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, ran a 10K road race in Lima, Peru, with the support of Partners In Health in Peru. “I will finish treatment and continue working for my family,” said Cántaro, who is married and has a 3-year-old son. “God willing, I’ll always have my passion for sports.” 

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