As Nigeria joins the global family to mark this year’s World Tuberculosis Day, governments at all levels need to play its part in ensuring that the target to eliminate Tuberculosis, by the year 2030 is met.

The Oyo State Coordinator, TB Network, Mr. Samuel Okewoye made this known while speaking with journalists during a sensitization walk to commemorate this year’s World Tuberculosis Day.

Mr. Okewoye said the theme for this year’s commemoration, “The Clock Is Ticking”, is to serve as a reminder to world leaders of their commitment to providing all the required resources in tackling TB by the year 2022, with a view to ending the scourge by 2030.

The Oyo State TB Network Coordinator, who said patients do not need to die of TB anymore as it is both treatable and curable, said treatment for the disease is free.

He then urged anyone who has a persistent cough for more than two weeks to go for test and treatment.

Babatunde Tiamiyu

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