BNSG to Collaborate with Development Partners to Stamp out Tuberculosis

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By Isaac Kertyo, Makurdi

Benue State Government is to collaborate with Development Partners to step up treatment of tuberculosis in the state as the World marks Tuberculosis day.

Speaking during the launch of this year’s day in Makurdi the state capital, the First Lady of Benue State, Dr Eunice Ortom and Champion of TB implored relevant partners to work together to Stamp out the disease in the state.

Mrs Ortom who was represented at the event by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Health and Human services, Mrs Comfort Abaa assured that she would continue to support TB campaigns.

The First Lady enjoined the people of the state to come out for testing and treatment of the disease, explaining that efforts are being stepped up to wipe out the pandemic.

Also speaking, the Program Manager, Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program, Dr Ishember Igbabo warned against releasing spectrum into the air to contain the spread of the disease. The theme for this year’s Tuberculosis day is ” Invest to Save Lives”.


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