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Phumeza Tisile, a former extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) patient, took the DR-TB Manifesto to the 67th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, in May 2014. More than 55,000 people signed the petition that calls for urgent action to improve treatment for people living with DR-TB. After giving a speech to the delegates gathered for the WHA, she handed over the petition signatures to Dr.

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"If you can fight this, you can stand anything in this world."

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Phumeza is an XDR-TB patient and a blogger for the TB&ME project. This is her first video blog from her home at a TB patient facility in South Africa. Read Phumeza's TB&ME blog here. 

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Photographs by Krisanne Johnson. Happiness Dlamini is an MSF patient on treatment for multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Swaziland. The treatment for MDR-TB requires taking less effective drugs with terrible side effects for up to two years. Happiness has 21 months of treatment remaining.

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An innovative partnership between MSF and the Zip Zap Circus school in South Africa helped children from Khayelitsha township and Cape Town who are living with HIV take the stage and soar on World Aids Day.

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The daily trials, tribulations, and risks experienced by Zimbabwean migrants seeking work in South Africa.

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Thousands of migrants and refugees existing on the margins in South Africa lack access to proper health care and shelter. They face physical and verbal abuse, police harassment and xenophobic attacks. Proper legal status is often difficult to obtain, if not impossible. Gangs prey on them when they cross the border into South Africa and in the derelict buildings where they find temporary housing. As a result, many face further threats living in dangerous conditions, particularly in Johannesburg. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing health care to these vulnerable people in Musina, a town on the border with Zimbabwe, and in Johannesburg.

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MSF field updates from Haiti, South Africa, Mayotte and Morocco.

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Violence and turmoil have followed Zimbabwean migrants across the border into South Africa.

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December 1, 2009, is World AIDS Day, and we are bringing you snapshots of life with HIV in an area hardest-hit by the disease—Khayelitsha, a sprawling township mired in poverty on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. Watch the videos and meet these HIV patients: a 10-year-old boy, a young woman rejected by her family, a woman failing on her second-line drugs, and a patient who was co-infected with HIV and TB and now helps other patients.

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