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Drug-Resistant TB Creating Health Care, Funding Challenges For Papua New Guinea

ABC Online: Tuberculosis outbreak in Papua New Guinea worsens, as health workers plead for promised funding
“…More than 160 of the 15,000 people living on the island of Daru, near the PNG-Australia border, have drug-resistant tuberculosis — the highest rate in the world. The PNG government has not yet delivered on promised funding for an emergency response, and a prevailing dry weather pattern is intensifying the problem, as sick people can no longer travel for treatment…” (Tlozek, 1/11).

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