KNCV Nigeria awarded at the National TB Conference

At the National TB Conference in Nigeria, organized by the Stop TB Partnership Nigeria and National TB and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP), KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria was awarded ‘best national NGO supporting the tuberculosis (TB) program’ for the introduction of innovation and case finding.

The National TB Conference was designed to bring together different stakeholders within and outside Nigeria working to end TB in the country.

Global TB ambassador

In addition, Mustapha Gidado, Executive Director of KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, was, together with Austin Obiefuna, the incoming vice-chair of the Stop TB Partnership, named global TB ambassador for Nigeria.

More awards were presented during the conference. Below you will find an overview.

Most Outstanding State TB Champion

  • Amb. Olufolake Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

 

Outstanding Legislative Contribution towards improved TB Policy and funding

  • Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu

 

Nigeria TB Global Ambassador

  • Dr. Mustapha Gidado
  • Austin Arinze Obiefuna

 

Outstanding TB Survivor and Advocate

  • Tope Adebola Adams

 

Best Performed State TB control programme Manager

  • Dr. Bello Umar Tambuwal

 

Excellence in TB service Delivery

  • Blessing Gbaden

 

Outstanding Media Correspondent

  • Hassan Zaggi

 

Outstanding past National Coordinator, NTBLCP

  • Dr. Adebola Lawanson

 

Outstanding Indigenous TB Partner

  • KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria

 

KNCV has been fighting TB since its establishment in 1903. Over the past 117 years, the organization has acquired indispensable knowledge and experience in the field of effective TB control, resulting in pre-elimination in the Netherlands and significant contributions to global evidence generation, policy development and TB program implementation worldwide.

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