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TB Journeys Toward Healing

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.

Janine showed no signs or symptoms of TB

May 2020
Janine

Janine is a resident of the farm Berg-en-Dal in the Citrusdal area. She is employed by the farm management as a health care worker in their offices.  She believed that she will never get TB because she is young and healthy.  She also had no signs or symptoms of TB.

Piet is happy to feel alive and strong again 

May 2020
Piet

“My treatment journey has been good. I get all the care I can possibly get from anyone; I feel very grateful for the support I get from my family and community health workers”

Collin Goliath has regained his strength and returned to work

May 2020
Collin Goliath

Collin Goliath was admitted to the Care Ministry DSTB programme in October 2019. He lives within the catchment area of Chatty in Sub-District C of the Nelson Mandela Bay Health District. Collin used to work as an ambulance driver but had to stop work due to illness.

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