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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 ▸

Fighting Drug-Resistant TB

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World AIDS Day: Lessons from HIV

In the 2013 Shattuck Lecture, Partners In Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer argues that the true barrier to HIV treatment for poor people was a lack of funding, not the difficulty of delivering treatment. We look back at the HIV Equity Initiative in Haiti, which provided evidence for a model to make HIV treatment available to millions of people worldwide. Read More ▸

A Small Girl with a Big Challenge

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‘You Have TB’: Melissa Sanchez’s Story

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

4 Charts to Better Understand MDR-TB in Russia

A look at how patient-centered interventions have helped combat MDR-TB in Tomsk, Russia. 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 ▸

Dr. Paul Farmer on Patient-Centered Accompaniment in Russia

Dr. Paul Farmer reflects on PIH's "Sputnik" Initiative, which delivers care for vulnerable tuberculosis patients in Tomsk, Russia. Read More ▸

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