A recent reports by the World Health Organisation, WHO, ranks Nigeria 4th among six countries with the highest Tuberculosis cases.
Vanguard reports that WHO’s findings indicate that Nigeria, India, Indonesia, China, Pakistan and South Africa account for 60 percent of the world’s tuberculosis cases in 2015.
“Although global TB deaths fell by 22 percent between 2000 and 2015, the disease was one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide in 2015, responsible for more deaths than HIV and malaria,” the report reads.
The findings, published in WHO’s 2016 “Global Tuberculosis Report” advises these countries to expedite action in preventing, detecting and treating the disease. As this will help these nations meet the global target of ending the tuberculosis epidemic.