SI’s MORBIDITY & MORTALITY FROM ALL TB FORMS REDUCED BY 2015

Unite to End TB. Photo credit:

Unite to End TB. Photo credit:

Solomon Islands has significantly reduced by half the morbidity and mortality from all forms of Tuberculosis by 2015.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services says with the support of World Health Organisation, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Australian Government, the Ministry has sustained TB prevention and control efforts.

It has achieved the Millennium Development Goals and the global targets set by the ‘Stop TB Partnership’ for 2015.

However, the Ministry says special TB services need to be provided to vulnerable people such as inmates, people living with TB patients, patients with diabetes,people living with HIV, people living in remote areas with low access to TB services, and children and pregnant women.

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