“Until yesterday, 7-year-old Mahmond Abdoel Hai of Grassy Park couldn’t list a single symptom of tuberculosis. “But now I know that if you have it you sweat a lot, cough and lose a lot of weight. We’ve been told to wash our hands all the time, and cover our mouths when we cough if we want to prevent the spread of TB,” he explained.
Yesterday, the little boy was among a few hundred pupils from Muhammadeyah Primary School in Wynberg who learnt about the disease during a visit to the school by Reverend Mpho Tutu.
Tutu – the daughter of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and head of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation – visited the school to mark World |TB Day. ”
Article by: Sipokazi Fokazi
Article: Cape Argus