Sydelle WIllow Smith
Nonyanyiso plays with her 8 year old daughter Minentle at home Khayelitsha.
Nonyanyiso Baloi is a 32 year old mother of three children, lives with her 3 children and aunt in Khayelitsha in Western Cape, South Africa.

Nonyanyiso Baloi, a 32-year-old mother of three lives with her children and aunt in Khayelitsha, Western Cape, South Africa.

After reacting very badly to first-line TB treatment, doctors desperately searched for alternative treatment options, before discovering her full diagnosis of pre-XDR-TB, which required a whole new treatment regimen.

There’s a critical need for clinicians to have newer, improved drugs to treat extensively drug resistant strains of TB.

Current treatment regimen: bedaquiline, delamanid, linezolid, clofazimine, levofloxacin, ethambutol, terizidone
Nonyanyiso Baloi:

“I’ve lived in this house since 1989, and how live here with my aunt and three children, ages 8, 6 and 4 years. I’m a full-time mum.

Earlier this year, I lost weight, had no appetite and was vomiting a lot. I was always tired. I was diagnosed and have been on this journey since.

I’m happy I got this treatment, because I couldn’t even walk back then – but if I see myself now, I’m doing everything I couldn’t do before.”