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War in Ukraine: My life under bombardment in Mariupol
One MSF staff member and Mariupol resident shares his harrowing story of surviving the siege
25 Mar 2022 / 9 minute read
"I dread what comes next": A personal account from Ukraine
Aleksandr Burmin* is part of the MSF Kyiv team. As his city falls under attack, he shares his experience...
17 Mar 2022 / 4 minute read
TB & Me: "Today I am alive, and I value my life"
Vadim Kravchenko first contracted tuberculosis in prison. He shares his journey and explains why fighting the disease is about more than just medication...
18 Mar 2021 / 4 minute read
TB & Me: "I could not believe this could happen to me"
Alina Syroyid is a former patient who was successfully treated for multi-drug resistant TB in 2020 at the TB Dispensary in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
01 Mar 2021 / 3 minute read
TB&Me: "Anyone can get TB"
Vasyl isn't the only member of his family to have TB - his father sadly died of the disease. Now Vasyl is in treatment too. He shares his experience and his determination...
01 Jul 2020 / 3 minute read
TB in Ukraine: "My treatment is going well"
Initially doctors thought Sergey had the flu, but after a month, it became clear that something else was going on. He shares his story of drug-resistant tuberculosis...
22 Jun 2020 / 3 minute read
TB&Me: "I met my boyfriend in the TB hospital"
What's it like to be living in a pandemic, when you already have a serious lung disease? Svetlana shares her experience
18 Jun 2020 / 3 minute read
TB in Ukraine: How we’re empowering patients with “self-administered therapy”
Patient support advisor Olga explains how a new approach is helping tuberculosis patients cope with a difficult drug treatment
24 Feb 2020 / 3 minute read
TB&Me: “This could happen to anyone – the stigma must be overcome”
Svitlana recently started treatment at the Tuberculosis hospital in Zhytomyr. Two months since her diagnosis, she describes her experience so far.
24 Feb 2020 / 2 minute read
TB&Me: "It was just a routine check-up"
Nataliya was working as a shop assistant when she fell ill with what she thought was a perisistent cold. Four years later, she is fighting extensively-drug-resistant tuberculosis with the help of a new treatment that's offering hope...
24 Jan 2019 / 4 minute read
TB & Me: "The hospital reminded me of some kind of a jail"
Ruslan is from Ukraine and is currently being treated for drug-resistant tuberculosis. He shares his story...
16 May 2017 / 1 minute read
TB & Me: 'You need to get treatment and believe in yourself'
Whilst in prison Artem is diagnosed with drug resistent TB. In his blog he describes embarking treatment and the difficulties that presents.
22 Mar 2017 / 5 minute read