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World TB Day: 36 percent of all tuberculosis deaths occur in Africa, says WHO

    World TB Day: 36 percent of all tuberculosis deaths occur in Africa, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says 36 percent of all tuberculosis deaths occur in Africa. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa, said this in a message to commemorate world

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World TB Day: How patients suffer stigmatisation while battling tuberculosis

    World TB Day: How patients suffer stigmatisation while battling tuberculosis

In 2014, when Umar Abdulbaki got his diagnosis of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR), a form of tuberculosis caused by bacteria resistant to at least two of the most powerful anti-TB

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Sokoto introduces house-to-house search for suspected tuberculosis cases

    Sokoto introduces house-to-house search for suspected tuberculosis cases

Sokoto State has introduced a house-to-house search for suspected tuberculosis cases in a bid to reduce the spread of the disease. Bello Tambuwal, programme manager for tuberculosis and leprosy control

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Study: Drug-resistant tuberculosis increasing in Nigeria

    Study: Drug-resistant tuberculosis increasing in Nigeria
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Anambra: One in 13 residents infected with tuberculosis

  Anambra: One in 13 residents infected with tuberculosis

Ugochukwu Chukwulobelu, programme manager, Anambra state Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Management, says one in every 13 residents of Anambra

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Tuberculosis kills ‘over 162,000’ Nigerians annually

  Tuberculosis kills ‘over 162,000’ Nigerians annually

The Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS) says tuberculosis kills over 162, 000 people in the country annually. Prince Ele, president of

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Kano consumer council to conduct compulsory HIV test on restaurant staff

  Kano consumer council to conduct compulsory HIV test on restaurant staff

The Kano Consumer Protection Council (CPC) says it will carry out compulsory test for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and hepatitis on staff

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USAID donates 86,500 tuberculosis diagnostic equipment to Nigeria

  USAID donates 86,500 tuberculosis diagnostic equipment to Nigeria

The United States agency for international development (USAID), has donated some 86,500 GeneXpert Ultra cartridges to Nigeria’s national tuberculosis (TB)

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Nigeria receives $890m from Global Fund to tackle HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria

  Nigeria receives $890m from Global Fund to tackle HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria

Nigeria has received a grant of $890 million from the Global Fund, which will be focused on reducing the impact

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Countries with tuberculosis vaccination policies report lower COVID-19 deaths, says study

  Countries with tuberculosis vaccination policies report lower COVID-19 deaths, says study
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