‘I thought it was African sun – meaning you’re cursed’


For six months, Augustine has scrutinised Beatrice from his isolation ward window. Ensconced on the same wooden bench every day, she cradles their newborn, while pining for her husband just metres away.

Augustine (26) has multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB), a growing problem as the world’s deadliest infectious disease morphs into increasingly resistant strains

“Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged,” is written in scripted lettering on a wooden door he can’t exit, five metres from his…

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