Chipata records 87 per cent cure rate for Tuberculosis in 2012.

Eighty-seven per-cent of the Tuberculosis, TB patients in Chipata where cured in 2012.
Chipata district TB, HIV/AIDS programs officer, Edwin Simunkanga told Breeze News that the percentage is closer to the national target for each district, which is 85 per- cent.
Mr. Simunkanga says that this is a great achievement adding that the district will do its best to meet the national target this year.
Mr. Simunkanga however, says that the Ministry of Health has been faced with challenges to convince people in rural areas who are suffering from TB to be on TB drug.
He says that patients especially those in compounds are fond of giving wrong addresses, which becomes difficult to follow them up.
Mr. Simunkanga was speaking to Breeze News ahead of the World TB Day, which falls today.

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