Experts want all hands on deck to end TB

Experts want all hands on deck to end TB

Experts in the health sector have called on stakeholders to design  evidence- based policies and new technologies to motivate the control of Tuberculosis in Nigeria.


 

Chairman Board of Stop Tuberculosis Partnership, Professor Lovett Lawson disclosed this in Abuja.

He lamented over one million deaths caused by 8 to 10milion new cases  of tuberculosis diagnosed yearly, saying much needed to be done to reduce  the  95% cases of the disease which is more prevalent developing countries.Lawnson also blamed the spread of tuberculosis  on the fast spread of HIV/AIDS 

Deputy Director , National TB and leprosy control Programme, Dr Ahmad Ozi said Nigeria is having the highest record of Tuberculosis in Africa and  has been ranked the 6th in the world. He said all hands must be on deck to reduced the menace.

Federal government in collaboration with ministry of health  had over the years provided quality patient preventive centre and support for free of charge for the control of Tuberculosis in Nigeria.

 

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