27 Feb 2020
Over 581,000 Nigerians diagnosed with tuberculosis between 2014 and 2018 have received treatment for the disease, the United States Agency for International Development
19 Jun 2019
Doctor could use scorpion venom to fight human infections after a study on mice found it can kill bacteria without poisonous effects. The venom contains two chemicals which scientists discovered have antibacterial abilities and were able to kill strains responsible for diseases such as tuberculosis. Taken from the Diplocentrus melici scorpion, which is found in…
24 Mar 2019
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has pledged to ensure Nigerians with tuberculosis (TB) are provided proper pharmaceutical care with simplified medication for compliance and total cure of the epidemic before 2030. The pharmaceutical body said it is committed to achieving a TB free world through one of its technical group, the Association of Community…
13 Dec 2018
The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) of the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria held its 2018 retreat with call to the Federal Government to increase investment towards reducing the burden of the diseases in Nigeria.
13 Apr 2018
A new blood test has been found to more accurately predict the development of tuberculosis up to two years before its onset in people living with someone with active Tuberculosis (TB), according to research published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, an American Thoracic Society journal. Those living with someone…
29 Mar 2018
The existing huge funding gap over 64 percent of the $336 million needed yearly to tackle Tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria is threatening country’s target of eradicating tuberculosis by 2020. According to National TB Strategic Plan 2015-2020, about $2 billion us needed to tackle tuberculosis in the country. A breakdown of the amount indicates that about…
28 Jul 2016
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), viral hepatitis exists in five forms - A, B, C, D and E. It is transmitted via bodily fluids, or, in the case of A and E, through food or drink contaminated with faeces.