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Photo Essay: Tuberculosis Patient Reunites With Family
After six months of inpatient care in Lesotho, Nthabiseng Mokone heads home
Oct 3, 2023
Nthabiseng Mokone is recovering from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a severe form of respiratory disease. Photo by Zack DeClerck / Partners In Health
Care doesn’t end when a patient is discharged from a Partners In Health (PIH) facility. In many ways, it marks the beginning. The beginning of a new routine, new responsibilities, and a new type of care.
Such is the case for Nthabiseng Mokone, a 27-year-old patient with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). After spending six months in inpatient care, Mokone recently reunited with her loved ones.
Below, follow through photos as Mokone travels from a PIH-supported halfway facility to her home.