Using HCD to Improve TB Case Detection in Nigeria: ARFH Joins National TB Stakeholders to conduct HCD Research

As part of the ACSM (Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization) activities of the national TB programme in Nigeria, the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) in collaboration with the Breakthrough ACTION (BA), a USAID-funded Project is carrying out a formative research in four States (Lagos, Rivers, Enugu and Kano) using Human-Centred Design (HCD) methodology […]

FG pledges commitment to TB control, donates TB detecting machine to El-Lab Ltd

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who gave the assurance on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Lagos at the “National Public/Private Mix (PPM) Summit for Tuberculosis Control in Nigeria”, disclosed that budgetary allocation for TB control would be increased in the 2019 budget. He wouldn’t give details of the allocation but added: “We will likewise […]

Human rights are imperative to the success of the tuberculosis response – TB Community writes UNHLMTB delegation

In the light of the upcoming United Nations High-Level Meeting—United to End Tuberculosis: an urgent global response to a global epidemic (the HLM), concerned members of the TB community comprising of people affected by tuberculosis (TB), members of affected communities, civil society organizations – ARFH inclusive, human rights lawyers, health care workers, and TB activists […]

Nigeria launches new paediatric anti-TB medication for Tuberculosis treatment

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole during a ministerial press briefing in commemoration of World Tuberculosis Day on Friday 23rd of March, launched a new paediatric anti-TB formulations for treatment of drug susceptible TB in children. In his speech, he explained that the new drug is dispersible and flavored, and meets the WHO optimal […]

World Tuberculosis Day 2018, on the search for TB Leaders in Nigeria

  Every year, organizations around the world commemorate World Tuberculosis Day on March 24th to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB) and to step up efforts to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. Political leaders, medical practitioners and development workers may be at the forefront of tackling this […]

VIDEO DOCUMENTARY: The Search For Tuberculosis Cases in Bauchi State, Nigeria

The Active Case Finding (ACF) Project of the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) funded by the Global Fund grant to fight TB in Nigeria, is a strategic approach for increasing Tuberculosis case detection. ARFH commenced the project in February 2016 in 22 priority states of Nigeria. This documentary focuses on the implementation of […]

ARFH Advocates for State Governors to Fund Tuberculosis Programmes

VIDEO: ARFH Advocates for State Governors to Fund Tuberculosis Programmes The Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) has called for Nigerian governors to provide counterpart funding for tuberculosis test and treatment programmes in their states. The President/CEO of ARFH, Professor Oladapo Ladipo said that funding from states is a condition precedent for the Global […]