Valentina (Russia)

Valentina (Russia) TB interventions must include the provision of social support for the most vulnerable groups to ensure a comprehensive and holistic response. It was a cold January morning when somebody knocked on the door of the Russian Red Cross office in Khabarovsk. A [...]

Feodora (Moldova)

Feodora (Moldova) Civil society participation is integral to providing patient-centred care, and national TB programmes must work in partnership with civil society to support these community interventions. Dr Feodora Rodiucova, known to her students as ‘Doamna Profesoara’ and to everyone in Balti as ‘Dora’, [...]

Elena (Ukraine)

Elena (Ukraine) TB is the leading killer of people living with HIV, and TB-HIV co-infection requires an increase of collaborative services at both funding and programming levels. In addition, more needs to be done to ensure quality services and care are accessible to vulnerable [...]

Igor (Moldova)

Igor (Moldova) Prison conditions can exacerbate the spread of disease through overcrowding, poor ventilation, weak nutrition and a lack of medical care. Catching TB is not part of a prisoner’s sentence, and improving TB control in prisons benefits the community at large. Igor Tcaci [...]

Aurora (UK)

Aurora (UK) Aurora’s story demonstrates the need for more sensitive, simpler and cost-effective diagnostic tools to be developed and for more awareness about TB among healthcare professionals. As a nurse, Aurora was used to caring for others. Then she became seriously ill with unexplained [...]

Jarvis (UK)

Jarvis (UK) Jarvis’ story reminds us that action must be taken to address TB as a children’s health issue, and new tools and targeted efforts are needed to eliminate TB as a leading killer of children.In 2009 eleven-year-old Jarvis started experiencing chest pains, night sweats, spiking [...]

Oxana (Moldova)

Oxana (Moldova) Oxana’s story reminds us how important it is not to forget that  the stigma surrounding TB continues to be one of the greatest obstacles in defeating the disease. Oxana was treated for TB for three years – first for standard TB and [...]

Iulian (Romania)

Iulian (Romania) Here we tell the story of Iulian. Since we first published Iulian’s story in our TB Voices Report, Iulian developed XDR-TB and passed away in spring of 2012, leaving behind a wife and two children. Iulian spent his life working in agriculture and [...]

Safar (Tajikistan)

Safar (Tajikistan) TBEC member Fanny Voitzwinkler met Safar on a recent trip to Tajikistan where he told her his story. Safar lost his two brothers to MDR-TB and has just recovered from the very difficult treatment himself. He is now ‘determined to support anyone sick or [...]

Christina (Romania)

Christina (Romania) In December 2013, Tom Maguire, a member of the Campaigns Team at RESULTS UK, went to Romania to find more about the TB situation in the country and hear from those who have been affected by TB first hand. One of these [...]

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