COVID-19 has complicated efforts at ending TB — Buhari

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COVID-19 has complicated efforts at ending TB — Buhari

Calls for urgent Int’l response

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that efforts at ending a preventable and curable disease like Tuberculosis are now complicated because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To that effect, the President has called on the international community to act in unison with rededicated efforts, using the latest available technology and tools, to address the TB epidemic, one of the leading causes of death worldwide.

In his goodwill message to the roundtable conference of the Board of the “Global Stop TB Partnership”, President Buhari expressed concern that efforts at ending a preventable and curable disease like TB were now complicated because of COVID-19.

According to him, ‘‘As I mentioned during the UN High-Level Meeting in 2018, it is now even more urgent that the global community, especially the African region, act in unison with rededicated efforts, using the latest available technology and tools to address the TB…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper