Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization

The NTBLCP continue to conducts quarterly advocacy visit to the state governments, head of health institutions and other key stakeholders in the prevention and control of TBL & BU in the country canvassing for support to the TBL & BU control programmes at all levels. Through active and targeted advocacy, a number of state programmes received financial support from their respective state governments during the year. 

All efforts have been renewed by the NTBLCP and its stakeholders to intensify community based TB case finding using all the various lessons learnt from the current active case finding activities conducted by WHO and other partners. There are also renewed effort by the NTBLCP to ensure that the Nigeria TB Partnership network becomes functional and more vibrant. 

Currently, community based case finding and management has improved significantly as observed in the number of presumptive TB cases referred from and managed in the community. Also, the willingness of managing DR-TB cases in the community as increased among the State programmes.