TB treatment intensifies at electoral level

The Moresby North-East Electorate has stepped up the fight against tuberculosis.

The accelerated response for TB treatment project identifies nine treatment sites and will involve community networking, volunteerism and leaders’ participation, to increase the TB treatment completion rate.

The project was recently launched.

The electorate has the highest population amongst the 3 electorates in the city, and has the highest incidence of TB prevalence rate in the city.

Under the tag ‘Bringing Services Closer to People Living with TB’, the project funded by the Australia Government and supported by the Department of Health is implemented by World Vision.

World Vision’s activities are grouped into three main categories aligned with the approaches, coordination and key health facility and service delivery components of the NCD TB Strategic Plan for 2016 – 2020.

Treatment sites are now at the people’s doorstep and readily available.

TB patients in the electorate will access treatment at Gereka, Five-Mile, Saraga and Six-Mile clinics, Erima, ATS and Eight and Nine-Mile.

Completing the six months of directly observed treatment strategy will be addressed coherently through the accelerated response for TB treatment project.

Meanwhile, this project is anticipated to be rolled out in Moresby North-West and Moresby South as well.

(Moresby North-East MP John Kaupa launching the project) 

Carolyn Ure