• 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 […]

  • Tuberculosis spanks Anambra, 2,000 patients receiving treatment

    Tuberculosis spanks Anambra, 2,000 patients receiving treatment

    According to reports, no fewer than 2,000 tuberculosis patients are receiving treatment at various Directly Observed Therapy Centres in Anambra State. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike, said this in a press briefing in his office in Awka on Monday.

    He added that Anambra State and 13 other states, including FCT, contributed to over 75 per cent of the total TB burden in Nigeria. Speaking on the theme, “Find TB, Treat TB and Work Together to Eliminate TB”, the Health commissioner […]