New treatment for Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (Belgium) had a story to publish on a new regimen to treat multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). We worked together on making visualizations on the subject.

Since the number of deaths from TB in rich countries has been greatly reduced during the 20th century, we assumed that few people would know how deadly this disease still is around the world, and fewer still would be aware of the even greater threat posed by MDR-TB. Our approach was thus to use visualizations to provide as much context as possible on TB and MDR-TB, to make sure that readers fully grasp the importance of this new treatment.

All the visualizations are on Institute of Tropical Medicine’s website.

ITM - MDR-Tuberculosis - choropleth map

ITM - MDR-Tuberculosis - grid

MDR-TB - HIV - Malaria - Deaths and cases