FG pledges N4. 3billion to Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria
The Federal government has pledged N4. 3 billion ($12 million) in replenishment to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
How to cut tuberculosis prevalence rate in Nigeria, by expert
Against the backdrop of the high prevalence rate of tuberculosis in the country, a medical practitioner, Dr Ndidi Nwosu, has called for the acceleration of all national programmes against the disease, blaming the spread of the disease on lack of awareness...
New TB treatment for developing countries to cost $1,040
A newly approved three-drug treatment for tuberculosis will be available in 150 countries, including India and South Africa, priced at 1,040 dollars for a complete regimen, more than twice...
‘Why Nigeria has fifth worst tuberculosis burden globally’
Earmarked N4.3b to fight HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria More reasons have emerged why Nigeria ranked fifth among eight countries with the highest burden of Tuberculosis (TB) in 2018 namely: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa. However, in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) latest Global TB Report, released yesterday, Brazil, China, the…
Aisha Buhari decries Nigeria’s 600,000 new TB cases yearly
The wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has decried over 600,000 new cases of Tuberculosis (TB) infection recorded in the country yearly and called for effective coordination among stakeholders to combat the scourge.
Patients relive ordeal as TB spreads, becomes untreatable
“I thought it was the end of the world for me when I was told I had tuberculosis (TB).”
AHF decries lack of manpower to tackle 300,000 tuberculosis cases
About 300, 000 cases of tuberculosis are yet to be discovered by caregivers, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has said. AHF said the 300,000 people are not on treatment because they are not aware they are suffering from the disease.
Tuberculosis: A global public health threat
Tuberculosis is a serious bacterial infection that is fast becoming a public health disaster. Currently, tuberculosis is responsible for an alarming 4,500 deaths globally every single day, making it the world’s deadliest infectious killer. What’s worse is that it’s showing no signs of slowing down!
How to end tuberculosis before 2030, by PSN
Pharmacists under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have made recommendations on how to end tuberculosis in Nigeria before 2030.
What Is Tuberculosis? This is an infection of the body caused by a slow-growing bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, responsible for about 4,500 deaths daily. How Is Tuberculosis Transmitted? Spread is via droplets in the air when an infected person coughs, talks or sneezes. A…