Arlette says the person she was “before TB will never be again. That person died.” But she is now getting back to work and she is going on rounds, making good decisions and is being the best surgeon she can be.


For Dalene, a mother, an activist, global speaker, it’s about the impact and supporting lives across the world through her non-profit organisation, TB Proof, in hope that in 20 years’ time she can tell her children that TB is one less thing they have to worry about.


Zolelwa says her battle with TB makes her a better doctor, someone who can relate to her patients and say that she too survived TB; that anyone can get TB. On the global stage, she evolves as an energetic voice and force for raising awareness.