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Tuberculosis in the Kingdom in the Sky

A horse rider walks with a horse in the mountains
WHO/Sam Nuttall

Lesotho, often called the "Kingdom in the sky", is a predominantly mountainous country, with more than 80% of its land at altitudes higher than 1800 metres. Three-quarters of the population live in rural areas. Off the main roads, walking and horse riding are the only transport options.

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