MSF Access: Treating Tuberculosis in Colombia

Posted: August 22nd, 2011

Treatment of MDR-TB costs $20,000 per patient, the high cost of treatment is denying Buenventura's sick access to healthcare. Miguel has TB and lives in Buneventura, however he received treatment too late and is resistant to first line drugs. He has to take six drugs a day.

Since the end of 2010 MSF has been providing technical assistance to the National TB Program to improve diagnosis and follow-up of DR-TB patients.