Phil Moore
Jackson Ashiono (33) sits in the Kibera South Health Centre in Nairobi's Kibera slum, Kenya. Jackson has been diagnosed with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Jackson was born in Kibera, and continues to live there. He had to give up his job as a casual labourer when he found out he had tuberculosis. 'Unfortunately they did not know it was MDR. The TB treatment was not working and I was getting worse. That is when I was brought at the MSF clinic in a very critical condition, I could not walk, I was unable to talk and I was immediately put on MDR treatment' he says. 'This clinic saved my life. The treatment is free and if this clinic was not here, I am not sure I would be alive today and I appreciate the follow up and encouragement for treatment adherence. I am also grateful as this clinic opened its doors for my daughter to be tested for TB.'