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The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) on Wednesday says the Global Funds has provided $29 million grant to help fight Tuberculosis (TB) in the country.
In an effort to step up the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, the federal government has signed an agreement worth N2.6 trillion ($ 71 billion) in funding support with Global Fund.
Federal government signs N2.6 trillion support agreement from Global Fund to tackle Tuberculosis, AIDS
In an effort to step up the fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, the federal government has signed an agreement worth N2.6 trillion ($ 71 billion) in funding support with Global Fund.
The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) says achieving a good health system will require collaborative efforts among partners in health.
Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that high premium was continuously placed on the health of Nigerians, while ending Tuberculosis (TB) remains on its priority list.
No less than 18 Nigerians die of tuberculosis, TB, every hour totalling 432 deaths daily, according to the World Health Organization, WHO, which ranks Nigeria as having the 2nd highest incidence rate in Africa and 7th among the 30 high TB burden countries in the world.
In a bid to end the scourge of Tuberculosis (TB) reportedly killing 18 Nigerians every hour, a national summit organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Federal Ministry of Health, Lagos State Ministry of Health is considering forming a formidable partnership with private sector in the country to nip the problem in the bud.
Federal Government has recommended tuberculosis, TB, screening as a pre-medical test for newly employed public servants in federal and state governments as well as newly admitted students into secondary and tertiary institutions.
The Federal Government has committed to secure US$300 million from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to eliminate malaria in the country.
The Oyo State Government has offered free screening and treatment in all its health facilities across the state for individuals with persistent cough suspected to be Tuberculosis (TB).
Dr Danjuma Aboki, Nasarawa State Programme Coordinator, Tuberculoses (TB) and Leprosy, has urged Nigerians to desist from smoking and other habits that will make them vulnerable to contracting tuberculoses.
The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association in Lagos has advised the state government to give attention to meat processing across the state, saying this will not only ensure improved health for residents, it will also help to reduce expenditure on health.
The Chief Judge (CJ) of Oyo State, Justice Muntar Abimbola, has released 84 inmates from Agodi Prison in Ibadan, as parts of efforts to decongest the prison.
Kenya on Friday said that the country had secured 380 million dollars from the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis that are leading cause of deaths in the East African Nation.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has said that corruption remains Nigeria’s single greatest challenge and the problem associated with it could strongly be described as cancer.
A world renowned cancer researcher, Professor Isa Marte Hussaini, has called for greater commitment on the part of the government to the funding of research and development in the country.
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