Last year, RESULTS UK, along with valuable input from GHA France and members of the TB Europe Coalition, came out with a report called “Tuberculosis: Voices in the Fight Against the European Epidemic“. This report featured the story of Iulian, a Romanian struggling to fight MDR-TB. Jonathan Stillo, who also featured in our report, informed us of the sad news that Iulian unfortunately developed XDR-TB and passed away a few weeks ago, leaving behind a wife and two children. Jonathan has written a very moving obituary titled “An Obituary for Iulian, a Romanian XDR-TB Patient, Husband, Father, and my Friend.” The following is an excerpt from it: On May 5th 2012, Romania lost one of its most loving citizens at the young age of 42. This is an obituary for Iulian Ilie Dobre, one of the 1,500 Romanians who die of tuberculosis (TB) every year. When desperately poor people like him die, few people notice. Beyond his immediate family, I don’t know how many will miss him. But Iulian’s death matters. It matters to me and it should matter to you. Even though this man had virtually nothing in this world, he had a wife and little girl who are More…