TB cases

Alarming rise in WNB TB cases

Chairman of the West New Britain Provincial Health Authority, Dr. Mathias Sapuri, says as of the first quarter of 2017, there were 8,885 registered cases of TB in WNB.

This, Dr Sapuri says, highlights the obvious fact that there is ongoing TB transmission in the community of WNBP. Dr Sapuri also pointed out Gasmata and Kandrian as the two non-functional areas in terms of measuring the impact and rise in TB cases.

All these basic measurement units are not consistent with testing and reporting due to a number of reasons: