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Francis Varaine

Medical doctor, Francis Varaine joined Médecins Sans Frontières over 30 years ago. He is currently the leader of the MSF Working Group on Tuberculosis.

Buenaventura, un centre de soins

Refusing to accept the death toll from drug-resistant TB

Epidemiological studies estimate that nearly nine million people were suffering from active tuberculosis (TB) in 2010, causing upwards of one and a half million deaths. More than 90% of these deaths took place in low- or middle-income countries, thus reinforcing an old idea that TB and poverty are strongly linked.