Minister of Health declares his commitment to end TB in Nigeria

Professor Muhammed Ali Pate, Coordinating Minister for Health and Social Welfare declared his commitment to end TB in Nigeria and also stated his unwavering support for Stop TB Partnership Nigeria (STPN) in mobilizing domestic resources for TB programs through private sector initiatives. He made this commitment in his office during an advocacy visit by the Stop TB Partnership Nigeria (STPN) on Thursday, 18th January 2024 in Abuja.

Prof. Pate appreciated STPN for its efforts toward ending tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria and contribution to the global effort to end TB. He also charged STPN to sharpen its focus on achieving target outcomes over the next three years.

The Stop TB Partnership Nigeria delegation led by its Executive Secretary, Mayowa Joel gave an overview of its vision, mission, strategic interventions and achievements since it’s establishment. He also stated the planned activities of the Partnership for 2024 and presented reports of its past achievements to the Honourable Minister.

Other members of the delegation include Dr. Chukwuma Anyaike – Director, Public Health, Federal Ministry of Health; Dr. Rupert Eneogu – United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Dr. Emperor Ubochioma – National TB and Leprosy Control Programme (NTNLCP); Dr. Enang Oyama – World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria and staff of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria.


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