Month: August 2015

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Physician heal thyself, Q&A with Dr Dalene von Delft

 by: Nicci Botha | 17 Aug 2015 13:05 When Dalene von Delft started working as a doctor, she knew there were risks. But what she didn’t bargain for was contracting a life-threatening disease. She contracted multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR TB), basically a strain of tuberculosis that is difficult to cure because it does not respond to...

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The fight of her life

The fight of her life by Jamie Petersen on August 3rd, 2015 In 2010 then 19-year-old Phumeza Tisile (19), from Port Elizabeth, was told she had tuberculosis. What she did not know was that she had contracted extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB), the deadliest form of the disease. Tisile had been misdiagnosed and therefore given the...

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Mail&Guardian young 200. DR THATO MOSIDI, TB activist

Health AILEEN HLONGOANE ALESHA SEWNATH DR DANIELLE SMITH DR JOSEPH RAIMONDO DR KGOMOTSO MOKAPI DR LOUWALLEN VOLMINK DR NASTASSJA KOEN DR NOMATHEMBA CHANDIWANA DR SARAH WHITEHEAD DR THATO MOSIDI DUNCAN MOSETHLE FRANS DE VILLIERS PRIYANKA NAIDU SUNTOSH PILLAY YAMKELA NQWENISO DR THATO MOSIDI Tuberculosis activist After her own difficult experience battling extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB)...

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