Belarus is listed as an MDR-TB high burden country in the World Health Organization’s 2016 Global Tuberculosis Report.
We are supporting the Ministry of Health in four TB facilities: the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre of Pulmonology and Tuberculosis (RSPC PT), 1st and 2nd City TB dispensaries in Minsk, and City TB hospital in Volkovichi, Minsk region.
We provide psychosocial support (counselling, food parcels, transport vouchers, support by social workers) to between 150 and 200 patients each month to help them stay on their treatment.
Voices from the field
I started to improve immediatelyYury, the first patient to successfully complete treatment at MSF’s TB treatment programme in Belarus