A doctor checks an X-ray showing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) at the Maseru clinic in Lesotho. Through the Open Society Public Health Program, George Soros has helped draw critical attention to the scope of the TB problem, the looming consequences of multidrug-resistant TB, and the lethal force of dual TB-HIV infection.
(© Open Society Foundations, photograph by Pep Bonet)
By the late 1980s, political leaders and public health policymakers in many parts of the world had been lulled into believing that because tuberculosis was a curable disease it was therefore a conquered disease. But in the gulags of Siberia, ...