TB survivors call for sustained care, empowerment amid pandemic

(L-R) Tuberculosis survivors Louie Teng, Mark Agana and Malaya Relacion

Louie Teng

Louie Teng, once an aspiring architect, talked about the greatest turning point of her life when she learned she had extrapulmonary tuberculosis (tuberculosis meningitis) in 2007. Meningeal tuberculosis, a rare type of tuberculosis, infected her brain and caused her vision loss during therapy.

Mark Agana

Other TB survivors also called for efforts in raising TB consciousness to resolve the growing issues of the pandemic.

Malaya Relacion

Meanwhile, Malaya Relacion expressed what she thinks is one of the main problems for TB in the Philippines. For her, the gaps in smoother and more effective detection processes make the situation worse.

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