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Illustrating the impact of multidrug-resistant TB


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Publication date: 2009
Languages: English



One of the greatest antimicrobial threats facing the world is drug-resistant tuberculosis. It is estimated that there are almost half a million new cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) annually.

In 2009, the photographer, Dominic Chavez, visited three countries - Kazakhstan, Lesotho and Philippines - to witness how health workers and volunteers are playing a crucial role in treating people with MDR-TB. His photographs were featured in a WHO project called Airborne.

In this short video interview, Chavez reflects on his experiences of photographing the impact of MDR-TB on patients and health workers and also the challenge of portraying their dedication, hope and survival.

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