Phil Moore
Emily Adhiambo Orao (24) holds a packet of medication in the tuberculosis treatment unit in the Kibera South Health Centre in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, Kenya. Emily has been suffering from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) for six months. Emily says, 'I first came to this clinic in December last year I was frequently getting sick. I would have a headache, a flu. I was losing weight every day. Every time I would try my old clothes, they could not fit me, this prompted me to seek help.' Emily was diagnosed with MDR-TB at the centre. 'I did not know there was TB and MDR. From this pronouncement, I thought I was going to die immediately.' On the support that she receives at the centre, Emily says, 'The clinic has been of great assistance.'