On Thursday 11th September, STOPAIDS will be hosting an informal panel discussion with Katy Athersuch (MSF), Diarmaid McDonald (STOPAIDS), and Phumeza Tisile, an XDR-TB (extreme drug resistant tuberculosis) survivor and activist from South Africa. Phumeza is a 23 year old woman who was diagnosed with XDR-TB in June 2010, completing the painful treatment, which left her deaf, in August 2013. She is now a fierce advocate for better diagnosis and shorter treatment with less side effects for people with tuberculosis.

Phumeza Tisile

Her story perfectly illustrates the desperate need to reform our failing model for developing and delivering medicines for the developing world and hearing her speak will be a great opportunity to put a human face to some of the campaign issues we will be profiling over the coming months.


This will take place between 3-5pm at The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, London, N1 6HT. It will also be possible to join the meeting by Skype. Do feel free to circulate this invitation to colleagues, but please RSVP to danielle@stopaids.org.uk so we can keep an eye on the number of people attending.