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Siem Reap, Cambodia, December 2006..Lam Ka, 30, is one from dozens of TB patients who live in very precarious conditions in 4 insalubrious barracks at the back of the Provincial Hospital compound. She gave birth 7 weeks ago to Poi San, a baby girl. TB is endemic in the region, fueled by poverty, malnutrition, inadequate hygiene and the spreading of HIV/AIDS. The percentage of drug-resistant TB strains is on a sharp rise due to inadequate treatments.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia, December 2006..Lam Ka, 30, is one from dozens of TB patients who live in very precarious conditions in 4 insalubrious barracks at the back of the Provincial Hospital compound. She gave birth 7 weeks ago to Poi San, a baby girl. TB is endemic in the region, fueled by poverty, malnutrition, inadequate hygiene and the spreading of HIV/AIDS. The percentage of drug-resistant TB strains is on a sharp rise due to inadequate treatments.