“Reach, Treat, Cure Everyone”: Stop TB Partnership


Every year, there is an estimated 9 million new TB cases but consistently 3 million cases were either not diagnosed, not treated, or diagnosed but not registered by national TB programmes (NTPs). Major efforts are needed to close this gap. Following discussions and consultation with partners, the Stop TB Partnership has announced the theme for … Continue reading “Reach, Treat, Cure Everyone”: Stop TB Partnership

Mobile phones to help fight diabetes and TB in PNG


James Cook University scientists are training health care providers in PNG to diagnose and treat diabetes and TB with the help of mobile phones. Lead researcher, Associate Professor Usman Malabu¬†from the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University has received a World Diabetes Foundation grant of US $228,000 for the … Continue reading Mobile phones to help fight diabetes and TB in PNG

Report on tuberculosis uncovers widespread impact of epidemic on children in Papua New Guinea


Globally, more than 140,000 children die each year and one million become sick from tuberculosis. Over the past three years, tuberculosis (TB) has killed 9,000 people in Papua New Guinea (PNG), with children accounting for 26 per cent of detected cases, according to a new report released today by ChildFund Australia. The report, written by … Continue reading Report on tuberculosis uncovers widespread impact of epidemic on children in Papua New Guinea