Phumeza Tisile was cured of XDR-TB with the help of MSF-sponsored linezolid. She recently delivered a DR-TB manifesto she co-wrote with her doctor to the World Health Assembly. Signed by DR-TB patients and doctors from around the world, the manifesto requested access to better medicines.

XDR-TB survivor Phumeza Tisile is set undergo a 20 February operation to fit her with the first stages of cochlear implants. The operation is the first step in Tisile’s journey to regain her hearing after she was incorrectly treated with the MDR-TB drug Kanamyacin