USAID TB-LON 3 Project
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria has the highest TB burden in Africa, ranking sixth globally. In 2018, 24% (106,533) from the estimated 429,000 TB cases, were reported from Nigeria. This counts as about 440,000 people each year.
The challenges of TB response vary from poor coverage of screening, diagnostic & treatment services – with less than 30% of health facilities available. Despite these number of cases, only 1 in 4 people with TB are diagnosed in Nigeria.Therefore, it is critical to rapidly make appropriate intervention.
TB and the Workplace
A 45% increase in absenteeism and 10% decline in productivity is expected from a business that does not prioritize the health of its employees. With the existing structures in the workplace, onsite clinics and communication systems can be fully explored to uniquely address the control of TB.
Anadach Group, is implementing the Private Sector component of this project, with the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Osun States; with a focus on increasing participation of the organized private sector in order to expand demand, access, strengthen and improve financing of TB services in Nigeria. This is being implemented via 2 objectives:
1. To mobilize the organized private sector to support early TB detection, prevention and treatment
2. To build capacity for staff screening and detection by occupational
Physicians, health and safety officers and human resources officers in firms.
The Private Secotor Constituency Of the Stop TB Partnership Memebership Brochure "Uniting the Private Sector to Stop TB"
Selected Testimonies from participants in the advocacy and training sessions:
“I never knew TB was still a serious health challenge in Nigeria until we had the advocacy session with you Anadach team. Thank you for what you do” …. JNC International
We’ll like to express our profound appreciation for the impactful training course we had and hope to be better advocates of health especially in terms of creating awareness for tuberculosis __ Leadway Health.
Some Selected Partners so far on addressing the Nigerian TB challenge....
If you are interested in the training or would like further information on the project, please contact: Dr. Olubunmi Ogbodu at firstname.lastname@example.org.