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DevComs Launches "Speak Out! Stop TB in Nigeria campaign" #SOSTBNaija

Thursday, January 17, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Development Communications Network (@Devcoms) in collaboration with Stop TB Partnership Nigeria (@StopTBNigeria) launches a one-month social media campaign on Tuberculosis today 17th January, 2019. The tuberculosis campaign tagged “Speak Out! Stop Tuberculosis in Nigeria” #SOSTBNaija is hosting Richard Mofe-Damijo as the first speaker in a tweet chat.
Campaign time: 11-12 noon. (Every Thursday)

Below are the campaign messages and also quick facts on Tuberculosis in Nigeria

 

 

 

  • According to @WHO 432 people die daily in Nigeria due to #Tuberculosis which ranks Nigeria as having the 2nd highest incidence rate in Africa and 7th among the 30th high TB burden countries in the world .@Devcoms .@StopTBNigeria #SOSTBNAIJA

 

  • .@WHO estimated that about 400,000 people in Nigeria have TB each year. This is a huge burden we all need to "speak out to stop tuberculosis in Nigeria" .@Devcoms .@StopTBNigeria #SOSTBNAIJA

 

  • Among the challenges are how to find the remaining 300,000 cases which are still undetected by the health sector. Of the total 400,000 cases, only 100,000 were reported. Speak out .@Devcoms .@StopTBNigeria #SOSTBNAIJA

 

  • It has been said that “achieving the reduction in TB incidence rate for attainment of the 90-90-90 target of the END TB strategy will be a mirage, if something drastic is not done.” – TBFacts.org  .@Devcoms .@StopTBNigeria #SOSTBNAIJA

 

  •  According to @WHO it’s one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, killing 1.7 million people in 2016 .@Devcoms .@StopTBNigeria #SOSTBNAIJA

 

  • Tuberculosis is usually preventable and curable under the right conditions. Persistent cough, unexplained fatigue, fever, night sweats, appetite loss, weight loss are all symptoms of #TB Be aware!!! .@Devcoms .@StopTBNigeria #SOSTBNAIJA

 

  • To end #Tuberculosis in Nigeria we all need to be aware, stand up, speak out and let people know TB is real, preventable and also curable .@Devcoms .@StopTBNigeria #SOSTBNAIJA

 
Join the conversation tomorrow by 11 a.m. with @RmofeDamijo by following  us on twitter.com/devcoms and help spread the messages with hashtag #SOSTBNaija. Thank You.