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First Lady Advocates renewed commitment to kick out TB before 2030

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The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu has advocated for a renewed commitment, especially at the state level to the fight against Tuberculosis in Nigeria.

The first lady who spoke during her investiture as the Global and National Stop TB Champion at the State House Abuja, applauded the role of the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in raising awareness which she noted has led to a significant improvement in case finding and treatment coverage of the disease.

The First Lady also charged the Wives of State governors who she also decorated as TB Champions for their respective States to raise the awareness further to ensure that the disease which is treatable is brought to the barest minimum.

To further drive home her commitment to the fight of TB, the newly decorated Global and national Champion through the Renewed Hope Initiative, RHI made a donation of one billion naira to the course.

Earlier, the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare Prof. Mohammed Ali Pate noted that the success recorded so far in the fight against the disease is a collective effort which should be sustained because of the evidence of the great political will demonstrated by the present administration.

In her remarks, the Executive Director of Global Stop TB Partnership, Geneva, Dr Lucica Ditiu appealed to Nigeria to mobilize domestic resources for the purpose of addressing the scourge.

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