Nigeria to get revised guidelines to tackle NTDs

1/29/2022 10:49:00 AM

Nigeria to get revised guidelines to tackle NTDs

Nigeria to get revised guidelines to tackle NTDs

The control and elimination of the NTDs in the country will contribute significantly toward the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3) especially Goal 3.

Ahead of the 2022 World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Day, the Federal Government says it is reviewing existing studies, campaigns, WASH and NTDs analysis in the country.It is an opportunity to re-energise the drive to end the suffering from the 20 NTDs that are caused by a variety of pathogens including viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi and toxins

According to Mr Mamora, the control and elimination of the NTDs in the country will contribute significantly toward the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3) especially Goal 3.“The diseases are `neglected’ because they are almost absent from the global health agenda, enjoy little funding, and are associated with stigma and social exclusion.

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by January 29, 2022 3 min read Ahead of the 2022 World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Day, the Federal Government says it is reviewing existing studies, campaigns, WASH and NTDs analysis in the country.that about 50 million persons in the country are at risk of NTDs infection yearly, with more than one million new cases still being detected yearly.by January 28, 2022 2 min read The Akwa Ibom State Government said it would fund 231 primary healthcare centres to tackle rising cases of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in the state.that about 50 million persons in the country are at risk of NTDs infection yearly, with more than one million new cases still being detected yearly.

The Minister of State for Health, Adeleke Mamorah, spoke with reporters at a programme in commemoration of the 2022 World NTDs Day on Friday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that World NTDs Day is marked annually on January 30. He said health inequities triggered by COVID19 had undermined economic, societal and developmental progress, nothing that focusing on NTDs provides a step forward in addressing diseases of poverty. It is an opportunity to re-energise the drive to end the suffering from the 20 NTDs that are caused by a variety of pathogens including viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi and toxins According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), NTDs are widespread in the world’s poorest regions, where water safety, sanitation and access to health care are substandard. The state government has earmarked the 231 primary health centres to benefit from funds made available to revamp the sector, he added. NTDs affect over oneity and disfigurement and result in stigma, social exclusion, school absenteeism and lost productivity. ADVERTISEMENT He expressed WHO’s commitment to continuing partnership with Federal Ministry of Health and other departments, partners and stakeholders working on NTDs through provision of technical support, and innovations towards the attainment of the set targets. According to Mr Mamora, the control and elimination of the NTDs in the country will contribute significantly toward the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3) especially Goal 3. “WHO is also committed to facilitating the donation of all essential medicines for NTD as it has always done each year,” he said.

”Therefore, all hands must be on deck to achieve this target,’’ he said The minister confirmed that NTDs are a group of diseases associated with poverty and prevalent in areas that have poor sanitation, poor safe water supply and substandard housing conditions. ADVERTISEMENT. The commissioner said that in 2019, the Akwa Ibom State Government NTDS programme achieved 75 per cent therapeutic coverage in the five highest burden NTDs. “The diseases are `neglected’ because they are almost absent from the global health agenda, enjoy little funding, and are associated with stigma and social exclusion. “They are diseases of neglected populations that perpetuate a cycle of poor educational outcomes and limited professional opportunities. “NTDs include diseases such as Lymphatic Filariasis, Onchocerciasis, Schistosomiasis, Soil Transmitted Helminthes, Buruli Ulcers, Leisnmaniasis, Dengue, Guinea Worm Disease, Trachoma, Leprosy, Rabies, Noma, Yaws and Macetoma. “Furthermore, to give credence to the giant strides being recorded by the state in the fight against NTDs, in the second week of February 2021 a Pre-Transmission Assessment Survey (TAS) was conducted in Uruan LGA. “In June 2017, snakebite was included among NTDs by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

“Most of these diseases are of public health importance in Nigeria and impact negatively on socio-economic development,’’ he said. Mr Mamora said that the burden of NTDs was enormous, affecting no fewer than one billion people globally across 149 countries, with Africa bearing about half of the global burden. “A similar survey had also been conducted in Eastern-Obolo, Etim Ekpo and Ikot Ekpene LGAs of the state about a week ago. Nigeria contributes substantially to the Africa NTDs’ burden with no fewer than 120 million of its people living at risk of one Neglected Tropical Disease or the other. He said, ”Aside from Nigeria, NTDs are found in several countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. “They are especially common in tropical areas where people do not have access to clean water or safe ways to dispose of human waste.

“Consequently, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is an essential strategy of NTDs control and elimination globally which must be promoted in Nigeria. “The purpose of the World NTDs Day is to create global and national awareness. “To mobilise resources to address the magnitude of NTDs concerns, provide opportunities for stakeholders to highlight the progress made, challenges encountered and advocate for support for the prevention, control and elimination effort in the fight against NTDs in Nigeria.’’ Earlier, the World Health Organisation Country Representative in Nigeria, Walter Mulombo, said that Nigeria remains important in the global NTDs eradication road map. “Nigeria had made significant progress in the treatment and control of NTDs.

Advertisements “This year’s theme is “Achieving Health Equity to End the Neglect of Poverty Related Diseases” and there is the need for increased collaboration by all stakeholders,’’ he said. Mr Mulombo said that in Nigeria, more than one million new cases of Neglected Tropical Dseases are still being detected yearly while around 50 million persons are at risk of infection yearly. “Health inequities triggered by COVID-19 have undermined economic, societal, and developmental progress. Focusing on NTDs provides a step forward in addressing diseases of poverty. “The NTD programmes contribute to stronger health systems by enhancing capacity, bringing communities together and contributing to universal health coverage.

“Young people’s voice and commitment are critical to advocating for and to supporting NTD programmes and policies. This will ensure future generations, free of NTDs,’’ Mr Mulombo said. According to him, the WHO in collaboration with other key partners, can step-up action to support the Federal Ministry of Health. This is to mobilise the needed domestic and international resources required for the control, elimination and eradication of NTDs in the country. “I want to encourage individuals, communities, and local governments to encourage surveillance, testing and treatment for NTD and to learn more about Meanwhile, the National Programme Coordinator of Health Care and Empowerment Foundation, Osagie Omoregie, said that Nigeria is endemic as 14 out of the 20 existing NTDs are recorded in the country.

Mrs Omoregie said that Nigeria needs more funding to tackle the menace. ( .