TB Accountability Consortium

TB Accountability Consortium

Campaigns

SITSHELE: It’s time to tell us!

In 2021, there were more than 300 000 people diagnosed with TB in South Africa. Of those people, more than 54 000 people died from TB. These are not just statistics. They are people who had identities and lives. The reality is TB remains South Africa’s number one killer. And even though TB is curable, there is just not enough political will to reduce the burden of TB on the country.

As the TB Accountability works towards getting the government to be more transparent about the way in which it makes decisions about the the TB response and to be more accountable about how it spends the funds allocated to the TB programme, we’re calling on you to join us in our fight.

Help us hold the government to account by showing them how TB affects hundreds of thousands of people in South Africa each year. And let’s make them give us the answers.

TB stories wall

I've always prided myself on being strong and healthy, a necessity in my line of work as a construction worker. But everything changed when I started experiencing a persistent cough and night sweats that wouldn't let up. At first, I brushed it off, attributing it to the physical demands of my job and the changing seasons. However, as weeks turned into months, my health began to decline noticeably. I was losing weight rapidly and felt exhausted all the time, to the point where even small tasks fe

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SITSHELE: It’s time to tell us!

Translated as “tells us” in isiZulu, Sitshele wants get the government to answer critical questions about the TB response.

Sitshele shares the stories of all the ordinary people who have been affected by TB, forcing the government to see why TB now needs to be a national priority.

I've always prided myself on being strong and healthy, a necessity in my line of work as a construction worker. But everything changed when I started experiencing a persistent cough and night sweats that wouldn't let up. At first, I brushed it off, attributing it to the physical demands of my job and the changing seasons. However, as weeks turned into months, my health began to decline noticeably. I was losing weight rapidly and felt exhausted all the time, to the point where even small tasks fe

This is a just story

karien-work-1-jpg-square-1

This is my TB story test to see if this function is working.