Tuberculosis (TB)

The frontline


Lesotho

At Basabelo TB Hospital in Maseru, Lesotho, Dr Askar Yedilayev inspects the mouth of a patient who is infected with MDR-TB.
WHO/Dominic Chavez
At Basabelo TB Hospital in Maseru, Lesotho, Dr Askar Yedilayev inspects the mouth of a patient who is infected with MDR-TB.

An MDR-TB patient lies silently in her bed at Basabelo TB Hospital in Maseru, Lesotho.
WHO/Dominic Chavez
An MDR-TB patient lies silently in her bed at Basabelo TB Hospital in Maseru, Lesotho. The building was recently renovated to treat the growing number of MDR-TB patients in Lesotho. The government has installed negative air ventilation systems in order to protect others from infection.

Nurses assist an MDR-TB patient to walk at Basabelo TB Hospital in Maseru, Lesotho.
WHO/Dominic Chavez
Nurses assist an MDR-TB patient to walk at Basabelo TB Hospital in Maseru, Lesotho. The patient was mostly bed-ridden, but a doctor, noticing that the patient had been gaining strength, asked him to try to take some steps. The patient walked around his bed and then asked to brush his teeth – which he did. The doctor congratulated him.

Matsepe Lenkoe smiles outside her house in Sekhutlong, Lesotho.
WHO/Dominic Chavez
Matsepe Lenkoe smiles at her son outside her house in Sekhutlong, Lesotho. She returned home having been cured of MDR-TB.
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