Originally posted on Goilala's District Development Forum Blog:
Tuberculosis, commonly known as TB, is an infectious disease caused by infection with the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium. Typically TB affects the lungs but it can also infect any other organ of the body. It is spread from person to person through the air when someone with ‘active’ TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sings, laughs or sneezes.
TB is now a single killer that is draining out the population of Goilala District single handedly.
With our health centers and Aid Posts ill equipped, shortage of medical supplies, and few to less willing medical Community Health Workers, Goilala people are left with little or no choice but to await death to knock on their door.
Its a pity really, when we have the capital of Papua New Guinea – Port Moresby – only a stone’s throw away from Goilala. Aren’t we supposed to have at least decent medical and health…
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