Having won a four-year TB fight, Goodman joins war for better ...

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Having won a four-year TB fight, Goodman joins war for better drugs

Now cured of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, he has become an activist for more affordable medication

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When Goodman Makanda was diagnosed with multidrug- resistant tuberculosis in 2013, he prepared himself to take drugs for two years at the most.

But his treatment repeatedly failed and he ended up on toxic medication for double that period.

During the onerous four-year journey, the father of one from Khayelitsha in Cape Town also lost part of a lung, which had to be surgically removed...

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