Gearing Towards a TB-Free Nigeria
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reaffirmed its commitment to support the country in eradicating Tuberculosis (TB), one of the top infectious killer diseases in the world.
Data released by 'Stop TB Partnership' in March 2021 has shown that global treatment and diagnosis of TB cases witnessed a drastic decline in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic which has infected millions of people worldwide. This necessitates a continuous strategic intervention by the federal government, the WHO and other partners, to reduce the burden of the disease in the country by 2030.
TB is a contagious disease that is caused by a bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, that often affects the lungs.
Nigeria remains one of the 30 countries globally with the highest burden of TB.
More Efforts Needed to End Tuberculosis Infection in Nigeria - WHO
This Day, 10 November 2021
World Health Organization (WHO) has urged Nigeria to redouble her efforts at checking the spread of tuberculosis infection in the country. Read more »
Gearing Towards a TB Free Nigeria - WHO and Partners Scale Up Action
WHO-AFRO, 10 November 2021
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reaffirmed its commitment to support the country in eradicating Tuberculosis (TB), one of the top infectious killer diseases in the world. Read more »
Aisha Buhari Tasks Stakeholders On End to TB
Vanguard, 11 November 2021
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Lagos Is Nigeria's Tuberculosis Epicentre - Official
Premium Times, 6 July 2021
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Nigeria May Report 200,000 Tuberculosis Cases By End of 2021 - Minister
Premium Times, 10 November 2021
Nigeria has already surpassed the number of TB cases notified in 2020 by seven per cent. Read more »
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This Day, 6 October 2021
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