Nigeria: New 51 Cases of Tuberculosis Discovered in Benue
[This Day] Makurdi -- Fifty One new cases of tuberculosis (TB) have been discovered in Benue State from a test conducted on 609 samples screened for the contagious disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 Outbreak Dented Efforts to Fight Tuberculosis, Medics Say
[New Times] Medical workers have rallied policymakers to support efforts aimed at increasing the detection and treatment of Tuberculosis (TB), saying there has been a setback in the fight against the disease following the outbreak of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: 'It Is the Time to End TB'
[Ethiopian Herald] Every year, global communities mark World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with the aim to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic impacts of the disease, strengthen effective intervention and at the same time, step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Alarm Raised Over Rising TB Infections in Turkana County
[Nation] Authorities in Turkana County have raised the alarm over a spike in tuberculosis (TB) infections in the recent months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Needs to Accelerate TB Response
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The world and its leaders have only a year left to achieve the United Nations Political Declaration on Tuberculosis (TB) commitments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: USAID Injects Shs27b in TB Programme
[Monitor] United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has injected $7.5m (about Shs27.4b) in Karamoja Sub-region to address high tuberculosis (TB) prevalence and low treatment success rates in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Govt Commits to Controlling Tuberculosis
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario has reaffirmed the government's commitment to adopt effective strategies to fight tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Western Cape Government Commemorates World TB Day 2021
[Govt of SA] Western Cape Government and partners developing emergency response to TB; R80 million in donor funding secured (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Still Far From Achieving 2022 Target On TB Control - WHO
[This Day] World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed worry that the country may not be able to reach its set target of diagnosing and treating over 1.1 million TB cases by next year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Governors Seek Measures to Combat Tuberculosis Spike
[This Day] Governors yesterday called for urgent steps to arrest the rising cases of tuberculosis in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Announces Updated Guidance On the Systematic Screening for Tuberculosis
[WHO] New guidelines released by the World Health Organization(WHO) update several recommendations on the systematic screening of tuberculosis(TB) disease. This will help national TB programmes, public and private healthcare providers, funders and other stakeholders improve actions to detect TB earlier and close gaps in prevention and care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Director-General's Opening Remarks At the Media Briefing On Covid-19 - 22 March 2021
[WHO] This Wednesday is World TB Day. An estimated 1.4 million fewer people received care for TB in 2020 compared with 2019, and we fear that more than half a million more people may have died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis Kills 162,000 Nigerians Annually - NTS
[Leadership] The Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS) has revealed that over 162,000 persons die of tuberculosis in the country annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Tuberculosis Day - Health Experts Call for More Awareness
[Premium Times] "More awareness like this is needed for them to know the signs and symptoms associated with tuberculosis." (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Tuberculosis Day - Eight Ways to Prevent Spread of TB
[Premium Times] When people with tuberculosis cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news