About Us

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.

NTBLCP strives to eliminate TB in Nigeria.

Its mission is to “save Nigerian lives, reach zero TB deaths and reduce the burden and impact of TB, drug-resistant TB and TB/HIV in Nigeria.”


Nigeria free of TB, expressed as “zero death, disease and suffering due to TB”


End TB Epidemic in Nigeria

Long-term goal

To significantly reduce the burden, socio-economic impact and transmission of Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer in Nigeria in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and End TB Strategy Targets.

  • To reduce the prevalence of Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer to the level at which they no longer constitute public health problems in the country.
  • To prevent and reduce the impairments associated with Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer as well as provide appropriate rehabilitation for persons affected by both diseases.
  • Early case finding and proper case management.
  • Comprehensive management of the three diseases’ long-term physical and socio-economic effects.
  • Integration of TBL and BU services into the general health services.
  • Promoting Public-Public and Public Private Partnerships (PPP).
  • Behavioural Change Communication.
  • Collaboration with bilateral and multi-lateral partners.
  • Functional commodities management system.
  • Engagement of community stakeholders
  • Multi-sectoral engagement
  • Research and new innovation
  • Human Resource Development.