PARTNERS: MSF, THINK (TB & HIV Investigative Network)
PROJECT: FIVE DEADLY BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE TB CARE, South Africa
DATE: July 2019
Shot and Edited by Momentum Production
Photography by Momentum Production
Tuberculosis (TB) remains the leading cause of death in South Africa, and yet it is curable. Why have we not overcome this fatal disease?
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) profiles five key strategies on which government and donors should focus their finances and efforts in order to end the deadly TB epidemic. TB is curable, but there are numerous challenges that exist at every level of TB diagnosis and care - not only in South Africa, but around the world, where one person dies every 18 seconds from TB.
Five key barriers to effective TB treatment
Unidentified TB cases
Lack of social support
Centralized drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) care
Our Role: In 2017 and 2018 we partnered with MSF and shot a series of videos around treatment of TB across South Africa as well as followed patients in their journey fighting against the disease.