Partners work to fight tuberculosis


IT is good to have partners working together to fight tuberculosis (TB) in the country as the Government cannot do it alone, says an official.
TB national programme manager Paul Aia, when speaking at the opening of the new Gerehu TB clinic yesterday, said working in collaboration towards a cause would get results than working in isolation.
“As partners to fight TB in PNG, we must help the Government to do what we can when we can,” he said.
Aia said the State could not adequately cover all areas of health in the country and help NGOs (non-government organisations), international agencies and donors was always valued and appreciated.
He acknowledged the work of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), World Vision, World Health Organisations (WHO) and other partners who were working in partnership towards helping PNG fight TB.
Aia said their work in the country was important as it saved lives.
“As partners, let’s not look at what we want, but look at what we want to achieve which is to fight TB and save lives,” he said.

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