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TB Journeys Toward Healing

Juliet suffered from both XDR-TB and streptococcal meningitis and had lost all hope of recovery

Nov 2020
Juliet suffered from both XDR-TB and streptococcal meningitis and had lost all hope of recovery

Juliet was diagnosed with Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in April 2018 and was thereafter referred to the Care Ministry DOT support programme. On initial registration to the Care Ministry Juliet was bedridden and unable to walk about due to complications of streptococcal meningitis which causes acute inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

Martha was successfully traced and completed her MDR-TB treatment over a year

Oct 2020
Martha was successfully traced and completed her MDR-TB treatment over a year

Martha Khethiwe Booi is a 41 years old female patient who was initially diagnosed with MDR-TB but was initially lost to follow up many years ago. Mosamaria, successfully traced her to an isolated area on the way to Thaba-Nchu.

Through dedicated DOT support and continuous counselling Thapelo managed to beat TB!

Oct 2020
Through dedicated DOT support and continuous counselling Thapelo managed to beat TB!

Thapelo Fanny Lepati is a 47 years old male patient that was diagnosed with susceptible TB in 2017 and started on treatment. Unfortunately, his 23 weeks sputum tested positive and his outcome was treatment failure. He was supposed to start  treatment again, but never went back to the health facility, and was lost to follow up.   

Solomon has been generating an income from his vegetable garden while recovering

Sep 2020
Solomon

Solomon lost his job because of his illness and had to rely on the disability grant that his girlfriend was receiving. This made him very depressed and anxious about both his health and financial circumstances.

Proper support has transformed Mzukisi who now believes he will beat TB

Sep 2020
Mzukisi

Mzukisi was very emotional and tearful from the stress and anxiety caused by his illness and the economic hardship that it had brought to the household. He felt incredibly hopeless and had become dependent on the charity of community members to help them to eat.

Nomphendulo's sense of hope for the future was restored

Jul 2020
DOT support gave Nomphendulo a sense of hope for the future

Nomphendulo was highly stressed and cried constantly throughout the assessment. She had limited understanding of tuberculosis and feared the future prognosis.

Ntombozuko was rejected by her family because of her HIV and MDR-TB status

Jul 2020
Ntombozuko was rejected by her family because of her HIV and MDR-TB status

Ntombozuko was admitted to the Care Ministry programme after being diagnosed with Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). She is also HIV positive and therefore was more susceptible to the TB disease.

Danny's family is very supportive and assists him with his daily treatment

Jul 2020
Danny Vannies

The DOT supporters worked extremely hard to educate Danny regarding his health and the importance of adhering to his treatment.

Siyanda has proudly nurtured a vegetable garden during his treatment journey

Jun 2020
Siyanda has proudly nurtured a vegetable garden during his treatment journey

Siyanda was highly stressed, struggling financially and was completely dependent on his parents for financial support.

Emmarentia has regained her energy, appetite and self-esteem

Jun 2020
Emmarentia has regained her energy, appetite and self-esteem

Emmarentia Pitt is a drug resistant patient who during the initial stage of treatment was so hopeless and pessimistic.

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