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…
Tuberculosis spreading, becoming untreatable in Nigeria, experts warn
Medical experts have warned of the spread of the untreatable variant of tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria.
PSN commits to ending TB epidemic by 2030
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…
Virology institute, GF sign pact to fight TB, others
Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) has signed a pact with the Global Fund (GF) to fight tuberculosis (TB) and other ailments, to lead the country's efforts in engaging private sector health providers in the delivery of TB services. GF had earlier this month announced its fundraising target for the next three-year cycle, outlining how…
‘Nigeria ranks highest in Africa with tuberculosis, drug resistance cases’
Christopher Macek is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SystemOne, a health technology company creating tools for disease diagnosis and intelligence for rapid detection and control.
18 Nigerians die of Tuberculosis hourly, NTBLCP says
No fewer than 18 Nigerians die hourly from Tuberculosis (TB), the National Tuberculosis, Burulli Ulcer and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) , said on Friday in Lagos. Mrs Itohowo Uko, the Deputy Directorof NTBLCP in the Federal Ministry of Health, disclosedd this at an integrated media parley organised by Breakthrough Action -Nigeria in collaboration with the…