EHAI Nigeria, a non-profit organization committed to improving public health in Nigeria, has launched a sensitization campaign across all its centers in Lagos state, including Idi- Oro market, in commemoration of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day.
The campaign aims to raise awareness about TB, its symptoms, and the importance of early diagnosis as well as treatment.
Tuberculosis remains a significant public health threat in Nigeria, with millions of people infected every year, and thousands losing their lives to the disease. TB is a bacterial infection that primarily affects the lungs and spreads through the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial in preventing the spread of TB and reducing its impact.
EHAI Nigeria, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is committed to putting an end to TB in Nigeria. The programme coordinator for Mushin and Ifako environ, Mrs. Tosin Daniels of EHAI Nigeria stated in an interview that “We know that TB is a serious issue in our communities, and we are committed to doing everything we can to put an end to it. With the support of USAID, we can reach more people with information and resources to prevent and treat TB.”
The sensitization campaign, includes free TB screening for people in Lagos state communities. The campaign also seeks to educate people on how to prevent TB by encouraging regular handwashing, practicing respiratory hygiene, and seeking medical help immediately if they experience symptoms such as persistent coughs, chest pains, and weight loss.
EHAI Nigeria is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing innovative solutions to public health challenges across Nigeria. The organization works with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector partners to improve the health and well-being of communities, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalized populations.
As we commemorate World TB Day, EHAI Nigeria encourages everyone to take part in the free TB screenings and to take steps to protect themselves and their communities from TB. By working together, we can create a healthier and safer Nigeria, free from the scourge of tuberculosis.