31 October 2013

A Cape Town survivor of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis has taken her campaign for better access to testing and treatment from her hometown of Khayelitsha to Paris and beyond... 

Phumeza Tisile left Cape Town Monday night to travel to Paris to attend this year’s international Union Conference on Lung Health... While there, she will help re-launch Medicines ‘Test Me, Treat Me” campaign for universal access to drug-resistant TB tests and better treatment... In August, 23-year-old Phumeza Tisile beat the odds and became one of only a few hundred South African who beat extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) each year.  

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