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Armenia

Armenia was one of the first countries in the world to authorise the use of two new TB drugs

Situated on the ‘silk road’ route, Armenia is a country with a rich cultural heritage and was the first country to formally adopt Christianity in the early 4th century.

Armenia is a landlocked country that became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991. It is bordered by Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) supports the Armenian authorities in treating patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB).

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant public health concern in Armenia, with an estimated incidence of 44 per 100,000 people in 2016. DR-TB prevalence is 47 percent among patients who have already been treated for TB.

We have supported the Armenian authorities in providing treatment to DR-TB patients since 2005 and have progressively expanded our activities. Since June 2016, we have covered the whole country.

We first began working in Armenia following an earthquake in 1988.

Find out more on msf.org

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