Abdullah is back to his TB medical treatment

Abdullah is back to his TB medical treatment

It is in the Ambouli neighbourhood’s Community Health Centre in Djibouti where our peer educators Lydia, Fouad and Mohamed enquired about the list of TB patients who dropped out of their six-month medical treatment. They know it is vital for Djibouti’s population to get these patients back to proper medication to avoid the spread of TB. Abdullah was on the “lost TB patients” list and they decided to go to see him because he withdrew from his medication a few weeks previously.

They found a trembling young man with no strength left and who was coughing a lot. Abdullah lives in a small airless house without windows, which he shares with his parents and five other family members. He wouldn’t listen to his parents, who begged him to take up his treatment again. He ignored their cries, too weak to act in response. Lydia, though, knew what to do. Even though it took her some time and all her persuasion powers, she made him believe that not only he was a real danger to himself, but also that his illness was a threat to his whole family. He eventually followed Fouad to take a taxi to the hospital so that he could be re-examined and take up his medical treatment. Today, Abdullah still has a few months’ treatment to go but is on his way to being cured.



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