The World Health Organization has engaged 12,000 community informants to find what is known as “the missing cases,” as part of measures to improve on tuberculosis surveillance in Nigeria,
This is to help find those infected, test and put them on treatment in order to keep the disease from spreading further.
TVC News Correspondent, Kemi Balogun reports that the ‘Stop TB partnership Nigeria’ is organizing a national TB forum and conference to further create more awareness of TB interventions within the country.
In a 2018 report by the world health organization, 4.3 million people were missed globally and Nigeria accounts for 8 percent of this number. But there have been successes as the disease burden caused by TB is falling globally according to reports.
The stop TB partnership Nigeria is one of those partners who is engaged in working towards ending TB by raising awareness across the country on the
testing and treatment of tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis is a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects lungs.
The bacteria that causes tuberculosis is spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air via coughing and sneezing.
These partners in the fight to end TB by the year 2030 are calling on other partners to increase funding for this disease as more missing cases are
Despite significant progress over the last decade, TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease and requires acceleration of efforts to end it
in Nigeria and even globally by the year 2030.