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Since the establishment of a stout TB and Leprosy Control Programme, significant landmarks have been accomplished. Presently, the Programme operates the National Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control 2010 – 2015. With this plan, the NTBLCP aims to reduce the prevalence of the two diseases to levels where they no longer constitute public health problems in the country.

Since the establishment of a stout TB and Leprosy Control Programme, significant landmarks have been accomplished. Nigeria adopted the Enhanced Global strategy for Further reducing Leprosy 2011-2015, following the attainment of the global Leprosy elimination goal of less than 1 case per 10,000 population in December 1998. Foll. In 2011, a total of 3,623 new leprosy cases was recorded. Ninety-two (92%) of the new cases detected were classified as the infectious MB cases, and 44% were females.

The world wide TB epidemic is a major global health crisis. Nigeria, a country ranked 4th among the 22 countries with the highest TB burden in the world and 1st in Africa, has its fair share of the crisis. The burden of TB in Nigeria is not precisely known, but the steady rise of the number of case notifications since 1996 is evidence that the case burden of tuberculosis disease on the Nigeria population is enlarging and heavier with time.

The 2009 Annual Report is provides a brief description of the different activities implemented in the country geared towards the control of the three diseases managed by the Program which are TB, Leprosy and Buruli ulcer. It also evaluates the objectives of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme during the course of 2008, outlining the situation of the NTBLCP as well as the achievements and challenges encountered during the interruption of the GFATM Round 5 gap-filling grant for accelerated TB control in the country.

The 2008 Annual Report is a strategic document with a brief description of the different activities implemented in the country in an effort to control TB, Leprosy and Buruli ulcer. It also evaluates the activities of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme during the course of 2008, outlining the situation of the NTBLCP as well as the achievements and challenges encountered during the phase 1 GFATM Round 5 gap-filling grant for accelerated TB control in the country.

The year 2006 will remain unforgettable in the history of Tuberculosis (TB) and Leprosy control in Nigeria. TB was declared a National emergency in 2006 and it was also the year the country hosted the Stop TB partnership Coordinating Board meeting for the very first time in the history of TB control in Nigeria. The programme also received approval from GFATM board for the GFATM 5th Round TB application to support the TB control efforts in Nigeria with $ 68.2 million for the next five years.