Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major public
health problem in the Western Pacific region.
Together, South-East Asia and the Western
Pacific account for 60% of the world’s TB
cases.1 The incidence of TB in Vanuatu is
67/100,0002 with 34 cases identified on
Tanna Island in 20113 (population 28,799), an
incidence of 118/100,000.