We are sorry to inform visitors to this blog that Giblotte, our first MSF patient on MDR- TB treatment in the Central Africa Republic, has passed away.
Giblotte put up a brave fight against her illness, and she was in a very weak state when she succumbed to her illness in July. Giblotte did manage to access the MDR-TB drugs she needed to treat her, but, in the end, it was not enough. During the last few weeks of her life, and despite all the supportive treatment she received, she still struggled with the symptoms of her advanced condition.
Giblotte was truly a member of our MSF family. She had been in our TB program at our project in Boguila in 2011, and returned from her home in the capital city, Bangui, to begin a new round of treatment when our MDR-TB program started in March 2012.
Everyone in the TB- team knew Giblotte and her caretakers well. Her death was a difficult moment for all, after all the intensive efforts to closely follow-up her treatment and provide the supportive care she needed, failed. The medical team in Boguila put a huge effort into treating Giblotte and she spent her last weeks in warm and professional hands. We send our condolences to her family.
The MSF Team in Boguila, Central African Republic