Georgia

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Sitting at the crossroads of Asia and Europe, Georgia became independent after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Foreign investment and economic reform have driven growth, with wine-making being an important sector in Georgia’s market.

However, the country has extremely high rates of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a form of the disease that does not respond to the most common medications. Patients face long, complex and toxic treatment regimens and outcomes can be poor.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)’s first worked in Georgia in 1993. Our work has responded to armed conflict, diseases including tuberculosis, and healthcare exclusion.