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TB Champion Stories

Some of our TB survivors have shared their brave stories of beating TB, as part of short films.

Bart Willems: Setting a national free diving record
after overcoming occupational TB.

Dalene and Arne von Delft: Surviving occupational
MDR-TB after receiving access to Bedaquiline.

Goodman Makanda: Speaking about where he
found support to overcome XDR-TB and the stigma
associated with it.

Lizahn Kemp: Watch as the camera follows her
on an artistic interpretation of her journey with
drug-resistant TB.

Tiong Xun Ting: It took six months for Tiong, a
physician in training to receive her MDR-TB diagnosis.
Here she explains why.

Phumeza Tisile: Is well-known for being the first
South African female XDR-TB survivor. After losing
her hearing due to the treatment, she campaigned
for safer treatment for XDR-TB patients around the

Angela Dramowski: Many people don’t believe that
health workers develop TB, because they don’t see it.
Hear Angela’s story, an infectious diseases specialist,
Paediatrician and TB survivor.

Thato Mosidi: Attending a TB conference in
Barcelona, but this doctor had to stop and take her
XDR-TB treatment.

Zolelwa Sifumba: Shares how she used her own fight against MDR-TB to inspire others.

“Unmasked: We all Breathe” is an award-winning
documentary featuring three of TB Proof members’
personal stories of being affected with drug-resistant

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