World TB Day: Remembering Winstone
Today, on World TB Day, we remember our friend and colleague, Winstone Zulu, a brilliant and outspoken HIV and TB advocate. Winstone passed away in 2011, at the age of 47.
Winstone did not mince words. He spoke powerfully about the unnecessary TB deaths of his four brothers, how apathy towards the diseases of poor people breeds drug resistance, and the startling lack of political will to end a disease that is not only preventable, but curable.
Today, we remember the millions of people who have died waiting for treatment, while pharmaceutical companies padded their bank accounts and governments looked the other way.
Act now to end drug-resistant TB. Visit MSF Access Campaign's TB Manifesto website to learn more.