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Nigeria has highest tuberculosis rate in Africa –Health minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Monday said Nigeria had the highest tuberculosis record in Africa, stressing that 80 per cent of the cases in the country had yet to be diagnosed.

Adewole spoke at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, while receiving laboratory equipment for the TB laboratory.

The equipment was donated by the Agbami Co-ventures, comprising of Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited, National Petroleum Investment Management Services, FAMFA Oil Limited and Petrobras.

During the event, the minister also launched the first edition of the national guideline on bio-safety for the TB laboratory, and national standard operating procedure for TB diagnosis sponsored by the companies.

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