The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme was established in 1989 as a division under the Department of Public Health of the Federal Ministry of Health and has been mandated to control the burden of the Tuberculosis epidemic in Nigeria.
The National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Programme (NTBLCP), a unit in the Department of Public Health, Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria is saddled with the mandate of controlling Tuberculosis, Buruli Ulcer and Leprosy in Nigeria. Its goal is to reduce significantly the burden of these three diseases in line with the global target.
Tuberculosis (TB), Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer (BU) diseases constitute major public health problems in Nigeria. In addition, the social stigma associated with these diseases further compounds the problem. In order to combat these challenges, the NTBLCP has a working road map which is centred on demand creation, provision of early access to diagnosis and treatment and ensuring social re-integration of those affected by these diseases into the community.