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WE DON’T WANT A SINGLE PERSON TO GET SICK WITH TUBERCULOSIS. WE AIM TO ACHIEVE THAT BY COMBINING STORIES AND SCIENCE.

Two of our TB Proof members, Zolelwa Sifumba and Phumeza Tisile, shared the stage with Bill Gates, Bono, Peter Sands, President Macron of France and affected community representatives to advocate for increased funding at the Global Fund 6th Replenishment in Lyon in 2019 to fight TB, HIV and Malaria. Photo credit: The Global Fund/ Nicolas Rodet.
Being part of TB Proof saved my life. When I joined I was struggling through the harsh treatment alone, without support but being welcomed in to TB Proof I had a family of TB survivors.
A family who helped save my life and also taught me how to use my own voice to advocate for change. An advocate and activist was also born and with my voice I now fight against the occupational illnesses faced by health care workers, including TB. With our voices I believe we can end TB, along with other illnesses”.

Zolelwa Sifumba

Drug-Resistant TB survivor, South Africa

Photo credit: The Global Fund

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My brother and friend Prince Ntlanganiso Zulu son of the late Zulu King Zwelithini, he's been living with one lung for years after suffering from TB.Pray for a miracle and have faith. Behind every Glory there's a Story. What is meant to destroy you and mess you could turn in to a message of greatness. Family support is everything to deal with challenges of life. One great boss I had at the time Ntate Louis Botha became a great father and a pillar as I have lost my father due to the same TB few years before this ordeal. We all have been through something tragic and life changing what's important is how you react to your situation.25th of April remains one of the days I saw the greatness of God. On Friday 25th April 2008 I woke angry as I was on my way to Tshepong Hospital to be operated.A week before that day I was discharged after being admitted for 6 days at one of the local Private hospitals. The reason for my admission was as a result of an internal bleeding and bronchoscopy results revealed that my right lung was having some cavities. I went home very bitter and went to my family Dr then Dr Sekhukhuni who suggested that I should go to a public hospital Tshepong. I was reluctant at first and ultimately I decided to go and met Dr Luke and Dr Sekhukhune they ran some tests and I was given a date that on the 25th of April I was booked for an operation to have my right lung removed. I went to Tshepong Hospital hoping for a miracle and while on queue I met a gentleman who recently had his lung removed. I asked him few questions. When the time arrived to have a final opinion from a pulmonary specialist I was shaking and at the same time hoping for a miracle. Indeed a miracle happened after few tests that Doctor told me what I wanted to hear " We won't continue with the operation" I went home without looking back and the experience scared me and made me realize that I had to take my health and treatment seriously. I was put on TB treatment and as I would default or skip treatment in the past I made sure that I took every dosage prescribed I had to go to Clinic every weekday for 40 days to receive a streptomycin Injection.TB is curable yet it can be deadly if not taken serious. God is great. I'm glad that I still have both lungs and functioning very well.In 2014 I was requested by department of Health and Usaid to be their TB Ambassador due to my survival story I had to share with the world and each year I would accompany the deputy president and Minister of health to all TB events. I appeared on Billboards, taxis, busses and posters promoting TB proper coughing etiquette. All this for free. My story appears on the US embassy website, John hopins website and other foreign publications all thanks to a great Journalist Kim Cloete. In 2018 I was requested to share my story with men and kids in India, the same year I joined other Ambassadors to do an international TB project with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) I made an appearance as a guest on SABC health talk. The TP Foundation Annual fun walk I initiated with my Thabo Pelesane TP Foundation team to raise TB Awareness adding sanitary towels to keep girls in school. The highlight was meeting the late King Zwelithini and his son Prince Nhlanganiso who is living with one lung and together we traveled all provinces inspiring communities about TB. Proud TB Proof Ambassador.TB PROOF National Department of Health (South Africa) North West Department of Health Klerksdorp-Tshepong HospitalTB Care Foundation Survivors Against TB International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) TB HIV Care KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Global Tuberculosis Institute Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria See MoreSee Less
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