Govt must release funds for TB fight

Former Prime Minister Sir Mekere Morauta today urged the National and Fly River Provincial Governments to make available the K40 million promised to fight the tuberculosis crisis in Western, Gulf and Central provinces. “The money is needed right now if the National Health Department, Provincial Health, NGOs and aid agencies are to halt the spread of TB, treat those who have it, and stop the crisis spreading,” he said. “Cabinet approved this money six months ago and it still has not materialised. “In the meantime lives are being lost and more are being placed at risk.” Sir Mekere quoted a recent joint statement on the issue by the National Department of Health and the World Health Organisatio

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