20 November 2013

Khayelitsha's Zoliswa Mkiva, 32, is the third patient in the township to be cured of extreme drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB)... "I am ecstatic. I am better. I can't wait for a new life," she said...

The mother of one took her last dose of treatment on Friday, was declared cured of XDR TB and discharged from the Nolungile Clinic... Khayelitsha has one of the highest rates of TB and HIV in the world... In response, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) started a pilot project with the city and province in 2007 to provide treatment to drug-resistant TB patients at primary care level. 

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