ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The National TB Conference 2021 is organized by the Stop TB Partnership Nigeria and National TB and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP) in collaboration with other stakeholders. The Conference will bring together different stakeholders within and outside Nigeria working to end TB in the country. It will also provide a bigger opportunity to deliberate on topical issues in TB control, foster and harness inter-sectoral and institutional collaboration to end TB in Nigeria.
The Conference will also provide a platform for all stakeholders to deliberate on the magnitude and dimensions of the effects of Covid-19 pandemic on TB control in Nigeria. It will also create an opportunity to share experiences and recommend strategies to address TB control during the current and future pandemics.
OBJECTIVES OF THE CONFERENCE
- To create an avenue to foster access to research, technologies and innovations in TB control in Nigeria.
- To stimulate the generation of new collaborations for home-grown TB research and innovations
- To provide a forum to improve synergy, collaboration and integration between TB, HIV and other services
- To create awareness and promote best practices in TB programming in Nigeria
- Provide a platform to foster the design of evidence-based policies for improved TB control in Nigeria in the context of the COVID-19 and other pandemics
- To leverage on the experiences, resources and strategies deployed in the country’s COVID-19 response to reinvigorate TB control efforts.
- Patient Advocacy and Community Engagement in TB control
- Adult TB, DR-TB, TB/HIV and TB/COVID-19 co-infections and other comorbidities
- Childhood TB, DR-TB, TB/HIV and TB/COVID-19 co-infections and other comorbidities
- TB in Correctional facilities, IDP Camps and other vulnerable settings
- TB prevention and infection control
- Diagnostics and Innovations in TB control
- COVID-19: Impacts and lessons for TB control and other Health services
- Political Commitment, Domestic resource mobilization and health care financing for TB control
- The conference is open to all stakeholder working to end TB in Nigeria and online registration is compulsory.
- EARLY Registration fee is 10,000 Naira till 30th September and LATE Registration is 20,000 Naira till 30th October and Onsite registration is 50,000 Naira.
- There will be a 50% rebate for student registration with submission current and valid Identity Card from the Institution.
Major Conference Dates
Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Units will be issued as appropriate
Special Guests (TBC)See full list on the SPECIAL GUEST page
CENTRAL PLANNING COMMITTEE
1. Dr. BethrandOdume
KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria Member, Executive Committee of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria Chair, Conference Planning Committee, National TB Conference 2021
2. Prof. Lawal Umar
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Member, Executive Committee of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria Chair, Scientific Committee, National TB Conference 2021
3. Dr. Sha’awaKashim
Chevron/Agbami Parties Chair, Resource Mobilization Committee, National TB Conference 2021
4. Mr. Akin Jimoh
Development Communications Network (DevComs) Chair, Media and Publicity Committee, National TB Conference 2021
5. Ms. Uzoma Nwofor
Institute of Human Virology of Nigeria (IHVN) Chair, Logistics Committee, National TB Conference 2021
6. Dr. Ayodele Awe
World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria Ag, Board Chair, Stop TB Partnership Nigeria
7. Dr. Queen Ogbuji
Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH)Board Vice-Chair, Stop TB Partnership Nigeria
8. Mr. Debo Olateju
Debo Olateju and Co. Board Financial Secretary, Stop TB Partnership Nigeria
9. Dr. Chukwuma Anyaike
National TB and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) Member, Executive Committee of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria
10. Dr. TemitayoOdusote
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Member, Executive Committee of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria
11. Dr. Ikechukwu Ezekpeazu
Family Health International (FHI-360) NigeriaMember, Executive Committee of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria
12. Juliana Aribo-Abude
Parliamentary Liaison Legislative Initiative for Sustainable Development (LISD
13. Dr. Gidado Mustapha
KNCV TB Foundation, The Hague International Contact and Support
14. Austin Arinze Obiefuna
Africa Coaliation on Tuberculosis (ACT) International Contact and Support
15. Mayowa Joel
Executive Secretary, Stop TB Partnership Nigeria National Conference Secretariat