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Restoring hope in Swaziland: helping stop TB through earlier diagnosis

A woman waits for her turn to provide a sputum sample at this well ventilated booth at the Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in Matsapha.
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Timely diagnostic testing

Diagnosis of TB is commonly done by examining sputum samples taken from the patient. Good ventilation is needed where this is done to prevent infection. A woman waits to provide a sputum sample at the Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF) clinic in Matsapha.

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