Specialized services for people with Tuberculosis

Apostolate Type: Hospital

Nigeria has the world's 10th largest tuberculosis burden with nearly 84,263 estimated new cases annually and over 27,000 mortality rate. Both the TB detection rate (ca. 30%) and the treatment success rate (ca. 60%) are among the lowest of high-TB burden countries. The public health burden posed by TB is becoming increasingly important as the country's HIV/AIDS epidemic unfolds; the WHO estimates that 26% of Nigeria's TB patients are HIV-positive. Our specialized TB services are essential in a country where TB is so widespread.