Priscilla Jimenez Flores (at right), 5, plays with her neighbor in the Ate district of eastern Lima. Priscilla is recovering from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). According to the World Health Organization, at least half a million babies and children become ill with TB each year and as many as 70,000 die from the disease.
Tuberculosis has been brought under control in much of the world, thanks to prevention practices and powerful antibiotics. But in poor nations like Peru, the disease still kills hundreds of babies and children — and new drug-resistant cases threaten an even bigger resurgence.