Deputy Health Secretary, Dr Paison Dakulala, said this in Kerema during a World TB Day program.
He said Gulf has one of the highest TB case notification rates along with the National Capital District and Western Province.
“Case notification for the 12-month period from April 2015 to March 2016 was 767 per 100,000,” he said.
“This rate is more than double the estimate of national incidence for PNG.”
The recent World TB Day brought together partners in Kerema to discuss the Gulf Province’s TB Emergency Response Strategy: 2016–2018.