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A rising star in public health is showing the world that the deadliest strains of tuberculosis can be treated anywhere

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The hospital staff wears masks to prevent infection. There is also a state-of-the-art ventilation system. The entire hospital and lab cost less than $500,000.* *Editor's note: This number has been corrected.....[ More ]

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Before and after: a tuberculosis laboratory built in Maseru, Lesotho in 2007.....[ More ]

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Before and after: an old leprosy hospital converted to treat tuberculosis patients. Hind Satti, MDR-TB program director, sits in the hallway of the renovated hospital.....[ More ]

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A typical road in Lesotho; the nation's population is scattered across rural highlands with poor infrastructure.....[ More ]

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[ from left ] Hind Satti, MDR-TB program director for Partners in Health in Lesotho; Salmaan Keshavjee; Arnold, the driver; and Likhapha Ntlamelle, a community-based care coordinator for PIH in Lesotho on a visit to a patient's home.....[ More ]

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Salmaan Keshavjee, physician with Partners in Health and chair of the World Health Organization's Green Light Committee. > Profile of Salmaan Keshavjee....[ More ]

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