Some health experts have lamented that the funding for the control of tuberculosis by the Federal Government and international donors in the country is inadequate.
They stated this in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the National TB Conference and the Lagos TB Dinner Forum organized by the Stop TB Partnership Nigeria.
The Board Chairman, Stop TB Partnership Nigeria, Lovett Lawson said the country needed seventy six per cent more funding for TB control compared to the current funding level for the country to end TB in 2030.
He added that other sources of funding are obviously required if Nigeria is to meet this target.
Lawson said very little had been done to involve corporate, financial and oil and gas companies as it’s done in other countries to make up the difference in funding.
The National Coordinator, National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme of the Federal Ministry of Health Adebola Lawanson said Nigeria and India accounted for forty eight per cent of global TB deaths. (��