Eastern Europe

Without Community Organizations, MDR-TB Runs Rampant

Tuberculosis is easily cured, but not without consistent treatment. Community health workers monitoring daily dosages can mean the difference between life and death for both patients and communities.

As Health System Declined, TB Increased

Disintegrating healthcare infrastructure in Moldova since the fall of the Soviet Union has led to fewer and smaller hospitals as the number of TB patients grows.

Vulnerable to Recruiting

Low income women with few other means of supporting themselves or their families are most vulnerable to selling into the dangerous human egg trade.

Arrival to Moldova

Poor health infrastucture and large migrant population in Moldova contribute to the development of deadly new strains of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a disease which, with proper healthcare, is entirely treatable.

TB: A Global Epidemic

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that kills nearly 2 million people every year, yet most people outside of the developing world know very little about it.

Gypsy Families in Kosovo on Toxic Land

NORTH MITROVICA, Kosovo | No one seems to care about the gypsies.

Displaced by conflict and stranded by bureaucratic inertia, dozens of gypsy families remain on toxic land 10 years after they were relocated there by the United Nations after the Kosovo war.

Lead blackens the children's teeth, blanks out memories and stunts growth. Other symptoms of lead poisoning include aggressive behavior, nervousness, dizziness, vomiting and high fever. The children swing between bursts of nervous hyperactivity and fainting spells. Some have epileptic fits.