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We Cannot Eradicate TBC without Diagnosis

Monday, July 24, 2023

Interview with Christos Christou, International President, Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

“Only 30 percent of the children with TBC in Indonesia were diagnosed.”

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) President Dr. Christos Christou in Yemen. Photo Courtesy of Majd Aljunaid/MSF . tempo : 172084849091.

TUBERCULOSIS or TBC is the oldest disease in Indonesia. Reliefs at the Borobudur temple depict the existence of TBC as far back as the 8th century AD. And it has remained unconquerable ever since. The 2022 Global Tuberculosis Report by the World Health Organization (WHO) ranked Indonesia as the country with the second highest TBC burden in the world after India. Last year saw a total of 969,000 TBC cases and 11 people died of the disease every ho


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