A doctor in a small town in Yoruba Ethiopia told her patient that if she wanted to live, she needed to stop taking herbal medicine.
The woman said she could no longer afford the pills that doctors prescribed, so she started buying them from her neighbors for a little extra money.
After the woman took them, she began to feel better, and the next day she was back to her usual self.
The story of Yemi Daga and her friends, who started using herbal medicine to fight the ravages of a deadly cancer, captured the imagination of the international community and became a symbol of the need for better access to effective cancer treatment in developing countries.
The story of this small town and its citizens has been told in a number of books and films, including the 2016 film “The Lad.”
The documentary “The Man in the Yellow Suit” also explored the history of Yeni Daga, and its role in the fight against the disease.
This story has been updated to include additional information about the Yemi family.