Nigeria: National Tuberculosis Conference, 2016

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The Stop TB Partnership Nigeria (STBPN) in collaboration with the National TB & Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) convenes the National Tuberculosis Conference, Abuja 2016.

Nigeria has more tuberculosis cases than any country in Africa, and has the fourth highest annual number of TB cases in the world. Nigeria’s first-ever TB prevalence conducted in November 2012 showed that 600,000 new TB cases occur in Nigeria annually.

The programme is a call to address issues of the prevalence of the disease in the country today: ‘What is the country doing about this?’, ‘What can be done?’ These are some of the key questions that will be discussed at the meet.

The conference has the following sub-themes:

  • Leveraging on Recent Innovations in TB Diagnostics and Drugs.
  • The State of TB Case-finding and Prospects for Nigeria’s TB Control.
  • The National TB Control Programme – Which Way Forward: Ownership for Sustainability or Partnership for Continued Support?

Side Events to be featured include the Nigeria Parliamentarians Call to Action on TB and the TB Community Forum and Call to Action for CSOs and Patient Representatives.

A host of dignitaries would be present such as Her Excellency, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, TB Champion and Wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Ambassador Dr. Eric Goosby, United Nations Special Envoy on TB, to mention a few.

Every country is judged by how it treats its most vulnerable; it’s time for us to stand up for ours. Let’s unite to fight and End TB.

Attendance is free but registration is required, click here for details.

Please note that attendance at this conference will earn you 10 CME Units.

Date: 17th – 18th May, 2016

Venue: Nicon Luxury, Garki, Abuja.

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