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vrijdag 29 september 2017

WHO: Theodor, Namibia - TB survivor

Theodor, Namibia - TB survivor
My name is Theodor, I am 26 years old and I leave in Greenwell Matongo, Namibia.

Three months ago, a close friend noticed that I had been coughing for over a week and advised me to go to the hospital to get my sputum checked. When the results arrived, doctors told me that I had tuberculosis (TB).
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Sophia, Namibia - TB survivor
My name is Sophia and I am a tuberculosis (TB) survivor.

I am 34 years old, a Namibian and a few years ago I moved to Windhoek to find a job. Soon after I realized that I wasn't feeling well. My chest was hurting, I was coughing a lot and I had no appetite, so I went to the hospital where I had a sputum test.
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Timpiyan, Zambia - Zoonotic TB survivor
My name is Timpiyan and I am a zoonotic tuberculosis (TB) survivor. I come from the Kajiado County in Kenya, and I am originally from a Maasai tribe. Since 2016 I have been a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Civil Society Task Force on TB.

In 2011, I realized that something was wrong with my health when I started losing weight while my stomach was constantly swollen. I had a whole body scan at the hospital in Nairobi and the doctors told me that they saw a big mass in my upper abdomen which had to be removed.
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