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August 6, 2021
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O’Neill Launches National Tuberculosis Awareness Campaign

The K100 million campaign aims to reduce the spread of TB in the country. Activities include mobile text blasts and tissue give away packs in papers. The Prime Minister’s office was transformed into a tuberculosis help centre. Currently there are 23, 000 reported cases in the country and the national campaign aims to educate the public on the facts about TB including how it is spread, in order to prevent the increase of the infectious disease. Mr O’Neill said with the government introducing free health care and emphasising on infrastructure, it’s essential that the public adhere to available treatment. There are currently 279 TB clinics. Symptoms of TB include night sweats, repeated coughing, fever and rapid weight loss. TB cases are on the rise in NCD, Gulf and Western Provinces, with the latter consisting of the most cases. The Prime Minister then showed a short video of the TB campaign.

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