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COVID Pandemic Devastating to Global TB Care, But Could Bring Positive Change

PIH doctor reflects on challenges, setbacks, and silver linings for health systems Posted on April 5, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted care and services for people living with tuberculosis—until recently the world’s deadliest infectious disease—draining or diverting resources and potentially costing hundreds of thousands of lives that could have Read more…

Botšabelo Hospital Leading Lesotho’s Care and Support for TB and COVID-19

Fighting two of the world’s deadliest diseases, PIH Lesotho’s Maseru facility is boosting vital infrastructure and conducting outreach across the country Posted April 3, 2021 Partners In Health and Lesotho’s Ministry of Health marked World TB Day with two distinct actions: conducting community tuberculosis screenings in rugged Buta-Buthe District, one of the Read more…

A patient with MDR-TB receives bedaquiline, one of the first new TB medicines in nearly 50 years, at the start of the endTB clinical trial in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Photo by Yekaterina Sahabutdinova / PIH)

Groundbreaking Kazakhstan TB Trial Continuing Amid COVID-19 Challenges

Despite Kazakhstan’s nationwide lockdown that began in March to contain COVID-19, Partners In Health clinicians have continued to examine and provide treatment—in person and online—for tuberculosis patients enrolled in a groundbreaking clinical trial. Clinicians have had to communicate regularly with police to cross checkpoints and have used their own vehicles Read more…

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