Tackling Infectious Diseases in Nigeria
March 7, 2017
Nigeria carries a large share of the global burden of tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. These two infectious diseases have significant impact on the health of Nigerians and must be addressed there if there is to be any progress on ending TB and malaria globally. The United States has partnered with the government of Nigeria and invested in TB and malaria control through bilateral and multilateral programs in recent years. A continued return on investment will include a stable, healthy populace, better functioning health systems, and governance structures that are better able to resist extremist insurgencies such as Boko Haram.
In this report, the authors present recommendations for the U.S. government to stimulate domestic resource mobilization, including coordination of efforts from the private sector, enhanced capacity building through technical assistance and training, and improved health information systems and other systems that will enable the accountability and sustainability of TB and malaria programs.