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Kenya gets $380m from Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, others

Kenya on Friday said  the country has secured $380m from Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDs, malaria and tuberculosis, which are the leading causes of death in the East African nation. Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury, Henry Rotich, lauded the new funding that would cover a three-year-period, terming it a “giant step” towards the eli...
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Institute wants more tuberculosis treatment centres

Institute wants more tuberculosis treatment centres

Institute: wants more treatment centres for tuberculosis By Oluwakemi OladipoInstitute of Human Virology, Nigeria has appealed to federal, state and local governments to provide more treatment centres for the management of drug resistant tuberculosis. Dr Vivia...
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Nigeria takes steps to curb tuberculosis

Nigeria takes steps to curb tuberculosis

Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria By Oluwakemi OladipoThe federal government has deployed health officers, resources and strategies to all the states to investigate, test and treat tuberculosis patients for free. The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Contro...
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World lags badly on targets to slash TB, HIV, obesity: study

World lags badly on targets to slash TB, HIV, obesity: study

Not a single country, out of nearly 200 reviewed, was on track to meet the UN target of eliminating new tuberculosis infections by 2030, according to a global health review published Wednesday. ...
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FG introduces shorter regimen for multi-drug-resistant TB

FG introduces shorter regimen for multi-drug-resistant TB

The Federal Government has introduced a new shorter regimen for multi-drug-resistant (MDR) Tuberculosis (TB) treatment in Nigeria. This is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by Mrs Akinola Boade, Director, Media and [...] The post FG introduce...
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