Tuberculosis (TB)

The frontline

Kazakhstan

A nurse gives an MDR-TB patient his dinner at the National TB Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
WHO/Dominic Chavez
A nurse gives an MDR-TB patient his dinner at the National TB Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Just one bulb lights the hallway in one hospital wing, where three or four MDR-TB patients share a room.

Dimitriy Gagarin, 33 years old, sits in his room at the National TB Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
WHO/Dominic Chavez
Dimitriy Gagarin, 33 years old, sits in his room at the National TB Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The hospital has one wing devoted to people like Gagarin who have multidrug-resistant TB. Gargarin, who first contracted TB in prison, had spent more than eight months in the hospital and hoped to be released after a year of treatment.

Beibut, a former soldier, is a patient at the National TB Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
WHO/Dominic Chavez
Beibut, a former soldier, is a patient at the National TB Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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