It is searing hot in Katwa in India’s West Bengal state as Nurjahan sits on the bed, gazing through the window at the dusty village road leading to her house.

Her seven-year-old daughter Nargis sits beside her, leafing through her textbooks. A table fan blows directly onto them, a fervent but ineffective warrior in the heat. On the wall behind the bed is a cabinet filled with toys for Nargis.

Nurjahan, almost 29, is now in her last month of treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) – a type of tuberculosis which is unresponsive or resistant to at least two of the first line of anti-TB drugs.

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