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A look at how patient-centered interventions have helped combat MDR-TB in Tomsk, Russia.
Dr. Paul Farmer reflects on PIH's "Sputnik" Initiative, which delivers care for vulnerable tuberculosis patients in Tomsk, Russia.
For more than 15 years, Partners In Health has been collaborating with Russian health authorities to deliver tuberculosis care for vulnerable and marginalized patients, including prisoners, the homeless, and those with substance abuse disorders. Earlier this week, Dr. Paul Farmer delivered a lecture at the Russian Academy of Sciences in which he discussed PIH-Russia’s work on drug-resistant tuberculosis, the push toward health equity, and advances in diagnosis and treatment regimens. “When there are new drugs discovered, the question is: what is our plan to deliver them equitably?” Dr. Farmer told the crowd.
On World TB Day, Dr. Paul Farmer talks with the UN's Ray Chambers about ending TB deaths in The Huffington Post.
On World TB Day, PIH’s Dr. Mercedes Becerra published a groundbreaking paper on pediatric TB.
PIH’s work in Russia fuses research and trainings with clinical accompaniment and psychosocial support.