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Nigeria has the highest burden of TB in Africa and is among the eight countries that accounted for two
thirds of the Global TB burden. The country in 2018 signed the commitments at the United Nations High
Level Meeting (UNHLM) on TB to successfully treat 1,109,000 people with TB from 2018 - 2022 and
placed 2,193,890 people on TB Preventive Therapy (TPT) within the same period. A National Plan for
translating the UNHLM commitments into action was developed and launched during the 2019 World TB
The 2019 annual report was therefore developed to track the progress made towards achieving the
UNHLM targets while documenting key successes, challenges and lessons learnt. The annual report also
highlight some priority area of focus for the programme in 2020 based on the lessons learnt in 2019.