TB fight steps up in Western

The fight against tuberculosis (TB) has stepped up a notch in Western Province.

A newly-procured tuberculosis (TB) van with digital x-ray and computer aided diagnostic with the slogan, ‘Let’s kick TB out of PNG – ACT now’, will be inaugurated today (February 5).

This is in response to the emergency TB and multidrug-resistant TB situation in Daru, Western Province.

High level delegates of development partners will observe today’s event, which will be officiated by Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS, Sir Puka Temu.

The ceremony will be hosted at the Daru oval.

This population screening for TB in Daru would be the first-of-its-kind in PNG and would be replicated in other high TB burden areas, adapting learning from this experience.

Carolyn Ure