All oral drug-resistant TB treatment
TB Proof aims to pursue health equity by advocating for person-centred, high quality TB prevention and care for everyone affected by TB. TB survivors part of TB Proof were
personally affected by adverse effects of the injectable drug that was used to treat drug-resistant TB (DR-TB).
Phumeza Tisile, TB Proof activist, lost her hearing due
to the injectable drug used to treat XDR-TB. She shared her story on multiple platforms and united with TB affected communities to advocate for all oral treatment for DR-TB.
Scientific evidence supported the use of newer, safer medication to treat DR-TB, yet treatment guidelines included the injectable drug that increases the risk for permanent hearing loss.