• Nigeria is ranked fourth with highest TB cases worldwide – Director

    Nigeria is ranked fourth with highest TB cases worldwide – Director

    Nigeria is ranked fourth out of 24 countries with high burden of Tuberculosis in the world and the first in Africa. Dr. Gidado Mustapha, the Country Director, Challenge TB/KNCV, made this known while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday.

    According to Mustapha, as of 2015, based on the global WHO TB report, Nigeria had over 570,000 patients living with TB, out of which about 90,340 were on treatment.

    He said the 90,340 represented less than 15 per cent of the estimated burden of […]