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TB PRACTECAL is a cutting-edge phase II/III clinical research project to find short, tolerable and effective treatments for people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB).

Seizing upon the opportunity of the first new TB drugs in half a century, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has partnered with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and other global leaders in medical research, as well as ministries of health in affected countries, to take action.

Together, they share one big goal: to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people with DR-TB and close the deadly treatment gap that is fuelling the global crisis. In order to achieve this, they aim to:

  • Identify short, effective and tolerable treatments for people with DR-TB through a clinical trial compliant with international standards for good clinical practice.
  • Advocate for global patients of DR-TB  everywhere, through the adoption of a newly identified treatment regimen, if successful, into national protocols and global policy and guidelines.