Lagos State Primary Healthcare Board End Tuberculosis program coordinated by AMOHN (Association of Medical Officer of Health Nigeria) Lagos Chapter an organization that provides healthcare services by working with and for the Lagos State Government. One of Our key areas of focus is tuberculosis (TB) control and prevention.
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In one of our joint community outreach program headed by the Lagos State Primary Healthcare Board, partnering with US Consul General, COO IHVN, and other USAID which was facilated on world TB day, with the aim of creating awareness, free screening, and community services.
TB is a bacterial infection that primarily affects the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. It is spread through the air when a person with active TB coughs, sneezes, or talks. TB is a serious health concern in Africa, where poverty, malnutrition, and weak healthcare systems make it difficult to control the spread of the disease.
The tuberculosis community outreach program aims to increase awareness of TB, promote early detection and treatment, and prevent the spread of the disease. The program involves a range of activities, including:
Education and Awareness: working to educate communities about the signs and symptoms of TB, how it is spread, and how to prevent it. Also provide information about the importance of early detection and treatment.
Free Screening: AMOHN conducted a community-wide TB screenings to identify individuals who may have TB but have not yet been diagnosed. We used various methods, including mobile clinics, door-to-door screenings, and workplace screenings.
Treatment and Care: AMOHN provided treatment and care for individuals who have been diagnosed with TB. They offer a range of services, including medication, counseling, and support groups.
Prevention: AMOHN worked and adviced community people on how to prevent the spread of TB by promoting good hygiene practices, such as handwashing and covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. We also provided resources needed by individuals and communities to improve their living conditions and reduce the risk of TB transmission.
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Overall, AMOHN’s tuberculosis community outreach program is an important initiative that is helping to reduce the burden of TB in Lagos State Nigeria. By providing education, screening, treatment, and prevention services, they are making a significant difference in the lives of individuals and communities affected by TB.