NIGERIA RANKS FIRST IN AFRICA AND SIXTH GLOBALLY AMONG 30 HIGH TUBERCULOSIS, BURDEN COUNTRIES OF WORLD.
Written by wave FM on April 14, 2021
Nigeria has been ranked first in Africa and the sixth globally among the 30-high tuberculosis, TB, burden countries of the world.
According to estimates from WHO global report 2020, tuberculosis kills 18 Nigerians every hour, 47 Nigerians develop active TB every hour, while 7 of them are children.
According to a global tuberculosis report, 2020 about 150,000 Nigerians were estimated to have died from tuberculosis in 2019.
These were made at a virtual seminar organized for media in Ekiti and Ondo States by the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program in collaboration with Breakthrough Action.
Edited by Chinwendu Nwani