In 2011, MSF treated 30,700 people for tuberculosis and 1,060 for multidrug-resistant TB.
MSF has been treating TB for 25 years and is now one of the biggest NGO providers of MDR-TB care worldwide.
MSF – often working alongside national health authorities – treats patients for TB in 29 countries in a wide variety of settings, ranging from urban slums to rural areas, prisons or refugee camps.
In recent years, MSF has worked to increase the numbers of people it treats with drug-resistant tuberculosis from 11 patients in 2001 to around 1,000 people across 15 countries in 2010.
To learn more about MSF & TB, visit the MSF Access Campaign Website
Test me, treat me: the patient manifesto
People living with MDR-TB and MSF medical staff around the world have called for two new drugs effective against MDR-TB to be used to make treatment much shorter, more effective and less toxic, along with other demands in the Patient Manifesto to mark World TB Day 2013.
To find out more read the manifesto – and if you are a patient or treat people with TB please sign it.