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Governor Sanwo-Olu Named Africa’s Tuberculosis Eradication Champion

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Governor Sanwo-Olu Named Africa's Tuberculosis Eradication Champion

Governor Sanwo-Olu Named Africa’s Tuberculosis Eradication Champion

 

 

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State was on Thursday named as Africa’s tuberculosis eradication champion.

The governor was given the award at a dinner with the Private Sector community on Domestic Resource Mobilisation to end TB in Nigeria.

The event was organized by Stop TB Partnership Nigeria as part of the High-Level Mission on Domestic Resource Mobilization to end TB in Nigeria.
Speaking at the event, Sanwo-Olu called on stakeholders to lead the fight against the total eradication of Tuberculosis (TB).

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The governor reemphasized that tuberculosis was the 13th leading cause of death and second after COVID-19.

He said that it was no longer news that Nigeria was the sixth among the countries in the world with a high prevalence of TB and second in Africa.

“All of us are in denial, tuberculosis was something that was far off but the reality was that it was near,” he said.

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