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Fight against TB in Papua New Guinea: 'Embarrassment of riches' moment?

Sep 15, 2015 9:38:22 PM - asiantribune.com
By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)

A country like Papua New Guinea (PNG) with 20% projected economic growth rate, still has half of its population at or below the poverty line, and epidemics like TB, are setting off alarm bells - year after year! "Papua New Guinea is a land of the unexpected! 800 languages, overcrowded households, serious environment challenges - are just some issues that make TB control even more complex. 26% of all new TB patients, are children" said Dr Paison Dakulala, Deputy Secretary to Department of Health, Papua New Guinea.

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