Great coverage of our joint march to parliament calling for an urgent response to TB, including nice quote from Sonke Community Action Team member Mthetho Molekazi:
“A former prisoner and now member of the Sonke Gender Justice and Beyond the Bars support group for ex-inmates, Mthetho Molekazi, said he had contracted TB twice while in prison. The prisons are so overcrowded, some people have to sleep on the floor. In prison you have cells for 18 people, but sometimes 30 to 40 people have to stay in there,” he said.
Molekazi said the first time he contracted TB, he had to undergo six months of treatment, which included medication and injections. The second time, he contracted a multidrug resistant strain. Each day for two years I had to take 18 tablets a day,” he said.
MPs fail to take up TB test challenge – Cape Times