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“He was generous to a fault” - Nigeria’s TB Community remembers the late Prof. Lovett Lawson

Editor’s Note: On Monday, July 13, 2020, Nigeria’s health community was saddened by the news of the passing of Professor Lovett Lawson, Chairman, Board of Directors, Zankli Medical Centre, Abuja. Lawson, a professor of infectious diseases and a passionate advocate for Nigeria’s Tuberculosis community, was 72, and was the Patron of the Stop TB Partnership […]

STBPN: 2016 National Tuberculosis Conference

The Stop TB Partnership Nigeria (STBPN) in collaboration with the Childhood TB Steering Committee of the National TB, Leprosy and Buruli Control Programme convenes the 2016 National Tuberculosis Conference scheduled to hold on 17-18th May 2016 at the Nicon Luxury Hotel, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Theme: ”THE HIDDEN FACE OF TUBERCULOSIS: CHALLENGES IN IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT […]

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On World Tuberculosis Day – Reflections on a Forgotten Epidemic

March 24 is World TB Day, yet for most people that have the privilege of reading this piece, tuberculosis is an abstract term. But, why would a disease that infects about half a million Nigerians every year, and kills about 170,000 annually attract so little attention from the government, the health professions and from the people? […]

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On World TB Day, there is little to celebrate in Nigeria

As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa slows and falls away from the headlines, there is a temptation to view this outbreak as an isolated event and go back to life as usual. In Nigeria, the fairly successful response to the Ebola epidemic has brought a bit of credibility to the Nigerian health sector, with […]

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On World TB Day – what we should know and do

The World TB Day passed quietly in Nigeria. The government probably prefers it this way. Nigeria is among the 22 high TB burden countries in the world and ranks 2nd in Africa. The national response is led by the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme located within the Department of Public Health in the Federal […]

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Meeting Nigerians working on TB from all over the continent meet in Ghana

Tuberculosis is one of the oldest diseases known, yet one of the most difficult to control. Nigeria has the second highest burden of TB in Africa and the 4th highest in the world. In order to have a good estimate of the burden of TB in Nigeria, the National TB Control Programme of the Federal […]