SHOPS Plus Tuberculosis Program in Nigeria

Nigeria has one of the lowest case detection rates among high tuberculosis (TB) burden countries. With an estimated 452,000 cases in 2020, according to the WHO, only 31 percent were reported as receiving treatment. The private health sector has been an underused resource for TB detection in Nigeria because the TB program has been public sector focused. Strengthening the private sector’s capacity to detect and treat TB is vital to increase the TB case detection rate in Nigeria. The SHOPS Plus TB program been working with the Nigerian government and private providers on a public private partnership that has successfully changed this dynamic and increased access to TB care through the private sector. To do this, SHOPS Plus established networks made up of different cadres of private providers to detect, diagnose, follow-up, and treat TB.

Author

SHOPS Plus

Published
December 2021
Resource Types
Brief
Country
Nigeria
Health Area
Tuberculosis
Current Downloads
53

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Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus is a five-year cooperative agreement (AID-OAA-A-15-00067) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through USAID. The information provided on this website is not official U.S. government information and does not represent the views or positions of USAID or the U.S. government.

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