“The satisfaction that comes from helping people get better is incomparable”: A TB infection control officer speaks
Thomas Albuquerque, worked as a TB infection control officer with MSF Mumbai, was responsible for implementation of ‘Airborne Infection Control’ (IC) measures in the MSF clinic, patient households and communities. Airborne IC refers to putting infection control practices in place that reduce the risk of transmission of infectious agents from one person to the other through air. Although particularly challenging in slum settings, IC measures that are feasible, affordable and acceptable can be implemented in such settings using simplified and standardised tools. Here, he shares his experience in the role, the patients who touched his heart and what it means to be a part of MSF.