Access to a new drug combination, bedaquiline and delamanid have become available for the treatment of tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea. While injections are no longer necessary, the treatment remains cumbersome.
Zimbabwean Dr Isaac Chikwanha is a medical advisor for TB, HIV & Hepatitis C at MSF’s Access Campaign. He first joined MSF in 2009 and has helped treat HIV and tuberculosis in many countries.
A TB nurse activity manager and her team used all available means to treat patients in remote areas of Papua New Guinea.
"I have been to the family support centre five times for bashings because of my husband, and I still have to live with my husband," A Papua New Guinean woman tells her story.
"I knew the guy. No one was around. He tore all my clothes off, he raped me several times," Papua New Guinean woman shares her ordeal.
“My husband's violence started last year. He has given me many injuries – fractured wrist, cuts across my back and elbows, bruises all over my face," a survivor of intimate violence
A new report from MSF uncovers the gaps in services and systems in Papua New Guinea, trapping women and children in cycles of severe family and sexual violence.
MSF began its TB program in Papua New Guinea’s Gulf Province in May 2014, working closely with the National Department of Health and the National Health Program.