World TB Day

World TB Day today

Speaking at the TB expo in Port Moresby today, he stressed that it was everyone’s responsibility to equip themselves with knowledge on this, and to do awareness.

The main message to spread is that TB is curable by medicine offered by a medical doctor and not by a witch doctor.

Sir Puka said the main challenge was the misunderstanding that sorcery causes TB.

He said the government is determined to kick TB out of the country and NCD, which holds almost 25 percent of TB cases in PNG.

Gulf marks World TB Day

TB officer Akita Korua says the purpose of the awareness was to educate the people on TB, a curable disease that can be treated with medication if patients are faithful and complete their medication within 6 - 8 months.

The World TB Day event was launched in Kerema town on Friday with the theme for this year, ‘Leave no one behind’, a call to everyone to take ownership of initiatives to stop TB in Gulf Province.