Tuberculosis hits more men than women. But not in Afghanistan.


She had travelled more than 100 kilometres to seek treatment for tuberculosis, after doctors in her hometown said they could do nothing for her. 

For months, her son had been buying over-the-counter drugs to try to cure her cough, fever, weight loss, and night sweats. When her son finally took her to a doctor, she was told that she likely had drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), meaning she's resistant to at least one or more of the most important drugs used to treat TB.

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