The Federal Government of Nigeria established the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme in 1989 within the Department of Public Health in the Federal Ministry of Health. It is headed by the National Coordinator who is supported by a team of medical officers, laboratory scientists and other support staff. Similarly, the State TB and Leprosy Control Programme (STBLCP) is located within the Department of Public health or Primary Health Care in the respective State Ministries of Health. Each STBLCP team comprises of a medical Officer as the State TB/Leprosy Control Officer and 2-3 TBL Supervisors (TBLS).
- To reduce the prevalence of TB and Leprosy to a level at which they no longer constitute public health problems in the country.
- To prevent and reduce the impairments associated with leprosy as well as provide appropriate rehabilitation for persons affected by leprosy.
- Early case finding and proper case management
- Comprehensive management of the long term physical and socio-economic effects
- Integration of TBL services into the general health services
- Promoting Public-Private partnerships
- Behavioural Change Communication
- Collaboration with bilateral and multilateral partners
- Ensure functional commodities management system
- Human Resource Development