Phumeza is one of MSF’s TB&Me bloggers and has become the first South African patient cured of extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) using a strengthened treatment regimen which included a hard-to-come-by drug.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious public health problem that affects thousands of people in the United States every year, and even more throughout the world. Each year, CDC and other groups observe World TB Day on March 24 to commemorate the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced he had discovered the cause of TB — the bacterium M. tuberculosis.

Learn about the different types of drug-resistant TB.