At our Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas project, we have partnered with the Papua New Guinean government and key nongovernmental organizations to provide new medical equipment to combat tuberculosis. This disease represents a health challenge in most developing countries.
To date, the Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas project has contributed nearly $1.25 million to support tuberculosis control. This includes assisting the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research in securing three state-of-the art tuberculosis diagnostic machines for health facilities in the community. Traditionally, patients wait six to eight weeks for test results. These new machines provide a same-day response with high accuracy, allowing for early intervention and immediate treatment.