Tuberculosis: Experts advocate stakeholders’ engagement to increase TB awareness in Nigeria

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As efforts are being made towards ending Tuberculosis in Nigeria, health experts have called on stakeholders in the country to join hands in the awareness creation about the disease and the fight against the scourge.

Across section of the health experts who made the call at the second virtual TB media roundtable with the theme “Improving TB awareness creation: Lessons from Covid-19 held in Abuja, agreed that awareness of the world’s most deadly infectious disease has remained low in Nigeria.

The TB media roundtable was organized by the STOP TB PARTNERSHIP NIGERIA as part of measures to end the disease in the country.

The experts are therefore advocating for more awareness on TB among the general populace and health workers, saying that one untreated TB case can infect 15 more people within one year.

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