A Catholic nun in Papua New Guinea's Western Province says Christian health workers alone cannot adequately fight tuberculosis in the remote province.
Western is one of three provinces in PNG that the national government recently identified as needing urgent health efforts to help address the spread of tuberculosis.
The Health Department has reportedly accelerated its response to the spiralling situation in Western province's capital Daru where health workers are now infected with drug-resistant TB.
However, Sister Anna Sanginawa says the sporadically-funded job that Christian Health Services commit themselves to is not enough to beat TB.
"Last whole year there wasn't any money given to provincial health. There was nothing done but from our churches, Christian Health Services, we are getting money but if only we are doing (it), it cannot help."