endTB in Belarus

Implementer: Médecins sans Frontières

Site: Republican Scientific and Practical Centre of Pulmonology and Tuberculosis, Minsk

The MDR-TB morbidity rates in Belarus are among the highest registered in the world. In 2015, 37% of all new cases were considered to have MDR-TB, as did 69% of previously treated cases (WHO Global TB Report 2016). 
 According to the WHO review of the national TB program in Belarus, MDR-TB and XDR-TB should be considered a public health emergency in the country.