PDPI outlines complex challenges of TB handling in Indonesia
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Jakarta, March 25 -- The Indonesian Society of Respirology (PDPI) has said that the handling of tuberculosis (TB) in Indonesia to achieve the TB elimination target by 2030 is facing several complex challenges.
"After the pandemic, there has been an increase in TB cases in Indonesia. Thus, in 2022, Indonesia ranked second as the country with the highest TB cases in the world after India," secretary of the PDPI's infection working group Irawaty Djaharuddin said at the "Yes! We Can End TB" press conference, which was followed online on Friday.
According to her, one of the challenges is the low detection of TB cases. To tackle this, the government and relevant parties must boost community knowledge regarding TB symptoms through education an...
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