Stories from the frontline

Stories from the frontline

Here are two short stories, inspired by our clients and told by our local team members. The first one is about our rheumatic heart disease (RHD) program, from a local team member in a place called Aleiu: We had a boy in the village who was very sick. But his parents...
A young family saved from TB

A young family saved from TB

“A 23 year old female was admitted to Klibur Domin with infectious TB, she had been started on treatment a month previously. She had 2 young children, 5 months and 2 years, at home. Young children are at high risk of developing TB, and if they are a contact of a...
The Reality of TB in TL

The Reality of TB in TL

This elderly man is awaiting test results to see if he has tuberculosis. He has already had the disease 3 times, on each occasion receiving 6-8 months of treatment. He is losing weight and his chest x-ray shows signs of his previous tuberculosis. Doctors need to...