Nigeria ranks 6th among High Burden Countries for Tuberculosis (TB) globally and only detects 24% of its estimated TB cases with over 300,000 TB cases remaining undetected annually. Nomads are known to have high rates of TB due to factors which include poor access to health services (including TB), overcrowding and poor ventilation, and consumption of unpasteurized milk, malnutrition especially among children and poor vaccination coverage among others.
STOP TB Partnership’s Wave 6 TB REACH grants has provided funding support to implement innovative active TB case finding among nomadic pastoralist in Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba States of Nigeria through KNCV as the principal recipient of the grant and Janna Health Foundation and SUFABEL Community Development Initiative, Non-Governmental organizations as implementers of the grants in the three States. The project is expected to last until the 31st December, 2019.
The formal Flag-Off ceremony for the KNCV Nomads TB REACH Project take place on the 11th April, 2019 at College of Nursing and Midwifery Auditorium, Yola, Adamawa State.