Kashin-Beck Disease Fund
The international humanitarian organisation Doctors without Borders (MSF) started a programme to fight the Kashin-Beck Disease (KBD) in Tibet, in 1992. The treatment of the disease, also known as Big Bone Disease, initially focused on relieving the pain and the physical handicaps of the patients through physical therapy. From 1995 onwards MSF started to research the risk factors linked to the disease. A prevention strategy was implemented in 22 villages. Eventually seventy other villages could benefit from the actions developed.
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