‘Stigmatisation, myth hampering TB control in Nigeria’
The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) has disclosed that stigmatisation, myth and misconceptions are challenges hampering efforts to eradicate Tuberculosis (TB) in the country. Its Head of Communications and Social Mobilisation, Itohowo Uko, made the assertion while speaking at a virtual TB media roundtable, saying only 26 per cent of estimated TB cases…
Experts seek integration of TB into COVID-19 response
The National Coordinator, National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), Dr. Adebola Lawanson, has urged the Federal Government to put in place policies that will integrate tuberculosis into the COVID-19 response. Lawanson, who spoke during an online media roundtable themed “Impact of COVID-19 on TB: challenges and opportunities for service delivery, policy, and financing” in…
Mobile application for detection, notification of tuberculosis cases
The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) and the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) has launched a mobile application for screening and notifying tuberculosis
COVID-19 disruptions may raise cancer, HIV, TB cases, deaths globally
Researchers have predicted a sharp rise in cases and deaths associated with cancer, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) as a result of disruptions...
Stress management - Part 1
The term “stress”, as it is currently used was coined by Hans Selye in 1936, who defined it as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change”.
COVID-19 likely to raise TB deaths by 1.4m
About 1.4 million more people may die of tuberculosis (TB) globally by 2025 as a fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. The report premised its prediction on the observation, in a study, that the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic
South Africa starts coronavirus trial of TB vaccine
Hundreds of South African health workers were given a century-old tuberculosis vaccine on Monday in a trial to see whether the venerable formula can protect against coronavirus.
Understanding causes, symptoms, treatment of tuberculosis?
Tubercolosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs. The bacteria that cause TB are spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes.