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Meet Pat Bond.
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Meet Pat Bond.

My name is Pat Bond, and I am a registered nurse who was working in a private dialysis unit in Cape Town, South Africa when I contracted MDR TB in 2010. I was initially diagnosed with a lung infection, and treated with antibiotics and a corticosteroid inhaler. My health did not improve, but I continued...

8 July, 201528 August, 2017by
Docs so tired they may as well be drunk
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Docs so tired they may as well be drunk

May 13 2014 at 10:15am By Chelsea Geach Comment on this story                       Cape Town – Young, inexperienced, exhausted. And your life is in their hands. Junior doctors across South Africa are asleep on their feet as they are forced to work shifts lasting up...

7 July, 201531 August, 2017by
Getting Rural Right
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Getting Rural Right

Getting rural right is a 40 minute documentary which focuses on the key challenges in rural healthcare in the Transkei, which is in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. With honesty and passion, this documentary examines the harsh reality of rural healthcare in the Transkei, and across the country. A must see, this humbling...

7 July, 201528 August, 2017by
World TB Day: Protect Health Workers, Our ‘Most Precious Resource’
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World TB Day: Protect Health Workers, Our ‘Most Precious Resource’

Posted by Angela Pereira on Mar 24, 2014 “People think they are TB proof, but they’re not.” These words of caution come from Arne von Delft, a South African doctor whose wife, Dalene – also a doctor in South Africa – survived a two-year battle with drug-resistant TB. Their powerful story has been documented in many articles...

7 July, 201528 August, 2017by
Doctor turns patient after contracting XDR-TB
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Doctor turns patient after contracting XDR-TB

By Laura Lopez Gonzalez on March 24, 2014 in Multimedia, Tuberculosis (TB) It took one cough and a sputter to change the life of a West Rand doctor after she contracted extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) at Johannesburg’s Lerato Hospital. Now, her choice to be part of a clinical access programme aimed at introducing a new...

2 July, 201528 August, 2017by
One doctor’s misfortune boosts TB treatment activism
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One doctor’s misfortune boosts TB treatment activism

It’s Christmas; you’re in a hospital isolation ward, sleep-deprived and depressed, bilious and sometimes swallowing your own vomit to keep the pills down, with a painful 3 cm hole in your lung and slowly going deaf – that’s how it was for one unfortunate Somerset West doctor two years ago. Now remove aspiring paediatrician Dr...

2 July, 201528 August, 2017by
TBProof welcomes its first Honorary Member, Prof Ali Zumla
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TBProof welcomes its first Honorary Member, Prof Ali Zumla

Professor Alimuddin Zumla – Honorary Member of TB Proof: We are delighted to welcome our first Honorary Member, Prof Ali Zumla – fellow African, occupational TB meningitis survivor, TB researcher and activist extraordinaire! http://www.unza-uclms.org/ali-zumla-profile

8 April, 201328 August, 2017by