In this episode:
March the 24th marks World Tuberculosis Day. Here in Papua New Guinea, Tuberculosis remains the leading disease apart from lifestyle diseases.
PNG also ranks number 10 in the world in terms of TB and number 1 in the Western Pacific Region.
In this episode, we explore the symptoms, the treatment, the challenges, as well as the efforts and progress in terms of addressing Tuberculosis in PNG.
The disease is often surrounded by stigma and discrimination which can affect one’s treatment and health.
Avoiding to take medication on a regular basis can have serious consequences and can lead to multi-drug resistant TB.
We also look closely at some of the programs and organizations that working together in addressing TB in PNG.