NTBLCP Thematic Areas

The National TB & Leprosy Control Programme Framework

The Federal Government of Nigeria established the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme in 1988 within the Department of Public Health in the Federal Ministry of Health. It is headed by the National Coordinator who is supported by a team of medical officers, laboratory scientists and other support staff. Similarly, the State TB and Leprosy Control Programme (STBLCP) is located within the Department of Public Health or Primary Health Care in the respective State Ministries of Health. Each STBLCP team comprises a State TB/Leprosy Programme Manager and 2-3 Programme staff.

Each of the 774 LGAs has a Local Government TB/Leprosy Supervisor (LGTBLS) who provides technical guidance to the implementation of activities at the peripheral health facilities in the LGA.

Thematic Areas