All for One

To solve Nigeria’s rampant TB problem, everyday Nigerians, health workers and government agencies must harness their shared devotion to community, writes Deen L. Garba of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Global Health Policy Center.
 
Garba describes how such communitarianism is already on display in Osogbo, where a clinic director has doubled TB testing by sending dancers and drummers to the streets to act out TB symptoms, raising awareness of the disease.
 
He writes, “If government can match the commitment exhibited by health workers at the grassroots level with the appropriate financing and resources, then Nigeria can finally begin to get a handle on TB.”
 
Source: Smart Global Health (Center for Strategic and International Studies Blog)

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